WANT TO BE INVOLVED BUT NOT SURE HOW? ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT GIVING TO THIS VISION, BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START? HERE ARE SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO HELP ALLOCATE OR FREE UP RESOURCES SO YOU CAN BE A PART OF FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
Decrease: Are there things in your life you can take advantage of less frequently? Maybe it’s fewer Starbucks runs or one less dinner out each week. By decreasing a weekly expense, regardless of what it might be, you can save a significant amount to contribute.
Do More: Often, there are creative ways to save money. Maybe it’s been a while since you got a quote for an existing service (ie; cell phone or cable service). Perhaps you could do some extra comparison or bargain shopping to save funds. For your kids, it could be as easy as saving extra change to give.
Delay: Are there plans you might be making that involve a financial commitment? If so, prayerfully ask God about delaying those plans and using the extra income to contribute.
Donate: A great way to contribute is to give existing assets. Giving your assets to the church and letting us sell them eliminates potential capital gains taxes and may increase after-tax proceeds. Please contact the church at or more guidance before committing an asset gift in order to determine its viability for liquidation.
Creative Giving Samples
Retired member thought he had nothing to give. Gave the church a 1836 Colt Revolver.
Church sold for $400,000
When considering these or other creative giving ideas contact your tax accountant/advisor who can advise you about tax credit strategies. Additionally, IRS rules are subject to change.