If you are having any problems or need assistance with online giving, you can send an email to our finance team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesus said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. The word blessed in Greek means, “happy.” We are happier when we give than when we receive. Yet the astonishing fact is that when we give, we absolutely receive something: more happiness. Jesus knew this when He motivated giving with the reward of receiving happiness.
The Bible gives the purpose of the tithe: “Doing this will teach you always to fear the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 14:23). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life. At LIFT Church there are multiple ways to give.
Find the one that’s right for you . . .
There are multiple ways for you to give at LIFT Church. Each method allows for God’s work to be done as you are faithful to his calling to give.
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and our church. Some of them are. . .
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
Scheduled Giving – Through our online giving system, you can schedule your giving as a one time gift or as recurring giving according to the schedule you set. You also have the option to select credit card or e-check giving. And you’re in complete control to change any of your giving options anytime you want.
Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping LIFT Church – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Automated Bank Debit is the easiest and most effective way to automate your giving. Once it is set up, you may update or change your giving at any time by simply contacting the LIFT Church bookkeeper (email@example.com). Plus, 100% of your gift goes to the ministries of LIFT Church because there are no processing fees.
To sign-up, complete an auto-debit form and mail or fax the completed form to LIFT Church to have your giving automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. Complete instructions are in the download.
You can give to LIFT Church through text giving. Text giving is safe and secure. Just text any amount to (239) 312-0344. The first time, you will be directed to a secure server to setup your account information. After that, you can text any amount, anytime without any hassle. Just save the phone number for quick access. It’s that easy!
You can mail a check to LIFT Church. Mailing a check has the same effect as setting up automated bank debit. But for those who feel more comfortable with this option, you can mail a check to the following address:
PO Box 61704
Fort Myers, FL 33906
Financial giving at LIFT Church can generally be divided into two categories: tithes and offerings. The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe, which is ten percent of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.
The ministry of LIFT Church is funded by God’s provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful LIFT Church members and attenders. At LIFT Church we honor God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of LIFT Church remains beyond reproach.
Our mission is facilitated through our system of internal controls over financial reporting and our internal budgeting and reporting processes.
Members of LIFT Church may request a copy of our most recent financial statements or ask general questions about our financial practices at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit card for two primary reasons: