Giving Commitment

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.

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7

Commitment Update

100%+ of our goal • 791 pledges: $5,061,291.00

Questions?

Contact Scott Naylor at 717-755-0089 x 101

Make Your Commitment

Your capital campaign commitment can be fulfilled with a one-time, repeating, or occasional gift.

Commitments will be fulfilled over the next 3 years. As a church family we are stepping out in faith to see God’s purposes fulfilled at Living Word, our region, and around the world through our obedience.

Make Your Commitment

Give Toward Your Commitment

Thank you for giving toward your commitment! All gifts toward your capital campaign commitment will be received over the next 3 years.

How to give one-time, repeating, or occasional gift.

  1. Give online. Select the Best is Yet to Come category when giving via Connections.
  2. Give by check. Write BIYTC or Capital Campaign on the memo line and place in the Sunday offering or mail to Attn: Accounting, Living Word Community Church, 2530 Cape Horn Rd., Red Lion, PA 17356.
  3. Other creative giving strategies (read below)

Give Online

 

Creative Giving Strategies

Gifts in Kind/Appreciable Assets:

Transfer ownership of stocks, bonds, real estate, automobiles, etc. to the church. Tax codes are generous toward this form of giving. Giving the asset to the church, then allowing the church to sell it, eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds, providing significant tax savings.

Income-Producing Assets:

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 Best is Yet to Come capital campaign.

Give Up Some Luxuries:

Lifestyle adjustments can help make extra money available to give to The Best is Yet to Come capital campaign. Consider canceling magazine subscriptions and frequent trips for coffee, or scale back on entertainment or eating out.

Giving FAQs

  • Should I redirect my tithe or regular giving to The Best is Yet to Come capital campaign?

    No. Your giving commitment to The Best is Yet to Come capital campaign should be above and beyond your regular giving.

  • What is a first fruits offering?

    Proverbs 3:9-10 refers to encouraging God’s people to bring the best of their crops or herds as an offering to the Lord. We are worshipping the Lord by making a sacrificial commitment to his expanded work through The Best is Yet to Come capital campaign. First fruits is the opportunity that we have to bring our largest possible gift toward our 3-year commitment. This will be given on Sunday, November 27 during the Sunday services.

  • Is my commitment confidential? Can it be changed if necessary?

    All giving to Living Word Community Church is confidential, including giving to The Best is Yet to Come capital campaign. Commitments can be changed if necessary, allowing you to either increase or decrease your commitment as needed. Your decision to change your commitment should be done only after much prayer.

  • What are donor advised funds?

    A donor-advised fund is a giving vehicle that allows you to make a contribution of stocks, real estate, business interests, etc. and receive an immediate tax benefit. Living Word Community Church has partnered with the National Christian Foundation (NCF) to administer the receipt of these gifts and disburse the proceeds to LWCC. If you choose to give through an NCF donor-advised fund, you will receive your tax deduction receipt directly from NCF.   For more information, please call the church office at 717.755.0089 x 101 or visit www.ncfgiving.com.

  • Will I be billed monthly for my pledge?

    No. We will be counting on you to meet your commitment in a timely manner. Your gifts may be given via the mail, Connections online, the Sunday morning offering, or donor-advised funds. If giving via check write BIYTC  (Best is Yet to Come) or Capital Campaign on your check.

  • What happens in the event that more or less than the outlined goals are committed?

    We will certainly rejoice if more than the original goals are committed, as there are other opportunities we will be able to finance to help us grow into the future. This will give us the resources to do additional projects. If we have less than the outlined goals, we will arrange financing to pay for the rest of the project through a mortgage. This is what we did when we moved into this building.

  • What is expected of me?

    Ask questions and be informed. Most importantly, seek God. Take time to prayerfully consider what kind of sacrifice God is asking you to make. “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice” best describes Living Word’s understanding of biblical stewardship. Not everyone can make a million dollar gift, but everyone can make a sacrificial one.