Give to Building Hope
Follow the link below to
give to the Building Hope Initiative.
Select “Give to Building Fund.”
The goal of our capital initiative is to raise prayer and funds for expanded facilities and mission. Our plan is to double our square footage, including a sanctuary that can seat about 400 and space for kids and youth. Since we began, our church has grown both spiritually and numerically. More people are serving, connecting in Life Groups, reading their Bibles, and giving generously. We have over $1 million pledged, and over $850,000 received! 10% of all funds will go for church planting and missions.
Even though our world is in a pandemic, our church continues to believe the Lord has called us to this mighty work. We are giving sacrificially, working on our plans, and trusting in God’s timing through it all. Construction costs have gone up, but we know the Lord will make a way. He has answered a BIG prayer, leading to the planting of a church in 2021 — Radiant Covenant Church! Yes, this is our testimony — we sacrifice and serve the Lord — even in the hard times. Looking back, we will be able to say that we trusted the Lord in these hard times. Even when so much is unknown, we know that we can trust the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 says that those who hope in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles. Soar! These verses were written to people going through very hard times — just like many of us. Jesus is our anchor in the storm and our very present help in trouble. So we can serve Him with confidence, and trust Him in our giving and sacrifice. We are beginning year three of this capital initiative, and we are so excited to see what the Lord will do.
Please join us in prayer (prayer card below). That is where we begin.
Please consider giving financially to Building Hope. The link is above or below. A one-time gift is helpful, and ongoing gifts are even better. Our goal is for all ages and income levels to participate — not equal gifts but equal sacrifice — so that together we live out the mission of Jesus.
“The God of heaven will give us success. We, His servants, will rise up and build.” Nehemiah 2:20
How Can I Give?
Follow the link below to give to the Building Hope Initiative. Select “Give to Building Fund.”
Creative Giving Strategies
Deciding what and how much to give is a choice to be made between God, you, and your family. All things belong to God and He wants us to use wisely what He has given. Prayerfully consider what God would have you give. The following list may generate some creative ideas for giving.
GIFTS IN KIND/APPRECIABLE ASSETS:
Transferring ownership of stocks, bonds, real estate, automobiles, etc. Tax codes are generous towards this form of giving. Giving the asset to the church, then allowing the church to sell eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds, providing significant tax savings.
Interest Income, payments from rental properties, or monies from other income-producing assets provide sources of increased giving.
SALE OF ASSETS:
Sales of major assets such as a house, car, land, or business provide sources of increased giving.
INCOME RAISES/BONUSES/TAX RETURNS:
Donating raises, bonuses, and tax returns are also avenues to increased giving.
FREEDOM FROM DEBT:
As debt obligations are fulfilled, additional revenue may become available for increased giving.
UNIQUE SKILLS INCOME/SPECIAL SALES:
You may have marketable hobbies or skills, which enable you to give from those profits. Or, maybe you can hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds to the Building Hope Initiative.
GIVE UP SOME LUXURIES:
Lifestyle adjustments can help make extra money available to give to the Building Hope initiative. Consider canceling magazine subscriptions and frequent trips for coffee, or scaling back on entertainment and eating out.