YOUR GIVING MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

God calls us to be generous and faithful with everything He has given us. When you give, you are not only helping to transform lives, communities, and the world; you are allowing God to transform you.

GENEROSITY LITANY
There is nothing we have
that we have not received;
all we have and are belong to God,
through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

To spend everything on ourselves,
and to give without sacrifice
is the way of the world
that is contrary to our Father’s intent.

But generosity is the way of those
who call Christ their Lord.
We are determined to be generous
because our Father is generous.

We delight to give freely out of that which God has given to us.

 

WHAT DOES HOLISTIC GENEROSITY LOOK LIKE?

The first community of Christians in the book of Acts were radically generous with their possessions — because of their newly found boldness and fearlessness that came out of an assurance in Christ’s love. It was the quality of their generous community that demonstrated and proved the reality that the gospel changes lives.

At Life Church we want to model a community of Christians who live sacrificial lives of generosity across many fronts. From opening our homes to others to forgiving those who hurt us, generosity takes many forms. Of course, this includes sacrificial giving — stewardship of your finances. Paul was talking about money when he wrote, “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6).

Nevertheless, as you see, financial giving is not the only kind of generosity we need poured out at Life Church. In fact, for many of us living and working in this busy city, the giving of time to foster new relationships or to serve in a ministry routinely may even be the more challenging form of generosity. Whatever your sacrifices would be in living a more generous life for God and for others, we invite you to consider a holistic approach that includes being generous through service to ministries, through relationships, through hospitality, through the privileges and power we hold, and lastly, through our wealth.

 

WHAT IS TITHING?

The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving: the tithe. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is more than giving. It’s a spiritual discipline that reveals our gratitude for God’s blessings. It reminds us that God supplies all of our needs, and teaches us to always put God first in our lives. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering. Whatever portion you choose to give – 10%, less, or more – we hope that you give prayerfully and cheerfully.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT I CAN GIVE?

Give Online. The most effective way to give is to set up an online account. We use Tithe.ly for our online giving so that you can give quickly, easily, and safely, and you have the option of giving one time or regularly. Please click on the GIVE NOW button on the top of this page to give.

Give Cash or Cheque at our Sunday Gatherings. During our Sunday Gathering, we give our tithes and offerings as part of our worship.

Mail a Cheque. If you prefer to mail a cheque, please make it out to "Abbotsford Vineyard" and write "Vancouver Church Plant" in the memo and mail it to the following address:

Abbotsford Vineyard
2-2650 Progressive Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1H9

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE MONEY WILL BE HANDLED WITH INTEGRITY?

Life Church has an accountability relationship with the Abbotsford Vineyard in Canada and Vineyard Columbus in the US. All financial donations given to Life Church goes directly to Abbotsford Vineyard which oversees all of our church’s finances. They keep a meticulous record of all of Life Church’s giving and spending. Your year-end giving letter will be mailed from the Abbotsford Vineyard. These accountability relationships have been put in place so that everything is handled with integrity.

 

I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. CAN I GIVE A US TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION?

Yes. In the United States, we created a non-profit organization called “Love Vancouver” for the purpose of raising support for our Vancouver church planting effort. All donations given to Love Vancouver is tax-deductible.

If you live in the US, and would like to mail a cheque, please make it out to "Love Vancouver" and mail it to the following address:

Love Vancouver
9192 East 53rd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80238

 

HOW CAN I MANAGE MY ONLINE GIVING?

You can access your Tithe.ly account by clicking on the button below. Once you are on the webpage, just click on the login button on the top right corner.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT’S NOT ANSWERED HERE?

If you have any questions about giving to Life Church, please reach out to us. You can click on the button below to get in touch with us. We would be happy to help in any way we can.