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“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJV)
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 and if you’re ready to contribute to Multiply click the button(s) below.
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 multiply Campaign.
GIVE UP SOME LUXURIES:
Lifestyle adjustments can help make extra money available to give to the multiply Building Campaign. Consider canceling cable subscriptions and frequent trips for coffee, or scaling back on entertainment and eating out.
How to Make Your Commitment
- Begin with prayer. Ask God what He would have you give to the campaign.
- Ask the Lord to reveal to you in what ways He would have you sacrifice.
- Record the amount you plan to give financially on a commitment card (sample card below, click HERE to fill out the online form).
Below is an example of our giving profile based on a three-year plan. Our hearts desire is to raise $1.5 million. The chart below is an example of various giving levels over the course of three years. Everyone’s giving level will be different. What may be a sacrifice for one, is not for another, so please prayerfully consider what God will have you give to Multiply.