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
Questions?Contact Scott Naylor at 717-755-0089 x 101
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.