Used Church Bus
A used church bus could be the answer to a congregation's transportation needs for short-term mission's trips, transporting people to worship services, and retreats. When considering purchasing a vehicle, used church buses can prove to be the most economical choice of transportation. They can serve for years, even though they are second-hand. When purchasing a used vehicle for means of transportation of a large group, buyers will want to thoroughly investigate several options with a predetermined checklist of what the bus will be used for and a criteria for buying a pre-owned vehicle. As with all major decisions, proper research and praying to God for guidance will allow the congregation to make the best choice. "Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18).
If a church has been renting and borrowing vans for transportation throughout the last year, then it may be time to consider buying a vehicle. Used church buses can be utilized in endless possibilities. These vehicles can pick up children for the vacation Bible school camp at a church. A vehicle of this nature can carry teens to and from youth camp retreats. From mission's trips that take members across the U.S., to picking up the underprivileged for Sunday morning worship, a used church bus can certainly become a vital part of the ministry.
Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle can prove to be very economical. Many agencies that specialize in renting buses are ready to sell their rentals after just one year of service. Often, these pre-owned vehicles are almost like new and have been kept in good condition. There is also the possibility of finding a used church bus for sale from another congregation that may be upgrading, or downsizing, needing to quickly sale their vehicle. The Internet offers suggestions and different agencies that sell used church buses. Buyers can investigate and get a good idea of the price market of these vehicles online.
When buying a vehicle, churches will want to know exactly what they are looking for. The number of passengers that will need transportation will be vital. While this number may be difficult to estimate, reviewing the numbers from past trips and the upcoming events that are being planned may provide some insight on this number. These questions can help determine the right size vehicle to consider purchasing. Also, it is a good idea to predetermine what the congregation is willing to accept in mileage and potential maintenance hazards. This can help narrow the market of used church buses and keep the group on target during your search. Once a used church bus has been purchased, it is important to take excellent care of it, inside and out. General maintenance and upkeep will keep the vehicle in good condition.