We believe at Living Water that giving is an act of worship. Giving of our resources acknowledges God as the owner of all things (1 Chronicles 29:11), including the resources He has entrusted into our responsibility.
3 EASY WAYS TO GIVE
Giving from your desktop computer is safe and secure. Never given to Living Water before? Don’t worry, it’s safe, secure and easy!
It’s as easy as sending a message to your best friend! Simply text the amount you want to give to 84321. Your first gift will require a quick setup, and then it’s as easy as hitting send.
Not only is it safe and secure, but you can quickly give right from your phone with the Living Water mobile app. Not to mention stay up to date with messages and events.
FACTS ABOUT ONLINE GIVING
WHEN ARE THE GIFTS PROCESSED?
You are able to choose the date your gifts are to be processed.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL OR CHANGE MY ONLINE GIVING?
You may cancel or make changes to contributions before processing is complete. Once your contribution has processed, you cannot make any changes to it through your giving account unless you change the schedule or amount of future transactions.
WILL ONLINE GIFTS BE INCLUDED ON MY CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT?
Yes, they will be included.
CAN I VIEW MY PAST GIVING HISTORY ONLINE?
Once your gift has been processed, you can view your giving history online immediately.
HOW CAN I GET A RECEIPT OF MY ONLINE GIFT?
You should receive an email confirmation after your transaction has been processed. In addition, you will receive a quarterly paper giving statement and cumulative giving statement at the end of the year.
WHAT'S THE LAST DAY TO GIVE FOR A TAX YEAR?
Per IRS regulations, contributions for any given year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for tax purposes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- IT KEEPS FIRST THINGS FIRST
The Bible says giving is to be a “first” and not a last or leftover matter in our lives. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our intentions be compromised by the pressure of expenses and billing cycles.
- IT’S CONSISTENT
Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home, or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because you travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to stay up to date with your budget.
- IT’S CONVENIENT
Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
We believe at Living Water that giving is an act of worship. Giving of our resources acknowledges God as the owner of all things (1 Chronicles 29:11), including the resources He has entrusted into our responsibility. As such we do not take casually the matter of giving. In fact, in Matthew 6:21 Jesus teaches that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. So giving is indeed more than just writing a check or using an online tool, rather it is a reflection of a greater understanding of who Jesus is in our lives.
||Give on a regular basis, for example, weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, etc.||1 Cor 16:1, 2|
||Give as you have been prospered; according to your ability||1 Cor 16:2; 2 Cor 8:2–3|
||Give generously, even sacrificially, but not to the point of personal affliction||2 Cor 8:2–3; Phil 4:17–18|
||Give deliberately in order to meet a genuine need, not out of guilt merely to soothe a pressing request||2 Cor 8:4; Phil 4:16|
||Our motivation for giving should be love for others, a desire for reciprocity, and an eye to the reward from God|
||As Jesus died for the sins of others, believers should give of themselves out of love||2 Cor 8:9|
||Believers are to give so that all needs are met||1 Cor 9:14–15; 2 Cor 8:12–14; cf.
||Give in order to receive more from God so that you can continue to bless others generously||2 Cor 9:6|
||God loves a cheerful giver||2 Cor 9:7|
||Giving ought to be done out of one’s free volition||2 Cor 8:2–3, 8; 9:7; Phil 4:18|
Malachi 3:10,11 (ESV) Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not
open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is
no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the
fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.
Luke 12:34 (ESV) Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Hebrews 11:6 (ESV) And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever
would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Making a Difference
Living Water is all about reaching people for Jesus and bringing the whole gospel to the whole person. It’s our passion to make a positive difference in the lives of people both locally and globally. Check out some of the ways we are doing this.
At Lakefair, it’s all about caring for our community. Every year about 350 volunteers serve in several areas from putting on the parade to trash pickup and Kids Day. We continue to be known as the Green Team around the city.
Holiday Food Baskets:
Every year the church facilitates two incredible food basket give-a-ways in November and December. We are able to bless upwards of 1,600 families with approximately 16,000 meals. It is so incredible to see how extra blessed these families are especially in light of the difficult economy. In addition, we provide over 500 Christmas gifts each year to the children of these families.
Family Support Center:
This is a ministry located on the Boulevard Campus where people in need can come throughout the week to get food and other items for free. Every year we provide thousands of meals for those who are hungry.
Living Water loves Cambodia and we presently work with Foursquare Children of Promise to invest in this nation. At this time we are fully supporting four orphan homes and churches. We provide for their food, education, clothing, home maintenance, transportation, medical, dental, English Instruction, blankets, mosquito nets, and a whole lot more.
Mega Sports Camp:
Every year over 500 children come to the church and are blessed by this week long event. Children get to grow in sports fundamentals along with hearing Gods word on a daily basis in a positive atmosphere.
Upward Basketball and Cheer:
Every Year 300+ kids from our community participate in a basketball league where basketball skills can be refined along with character and sportsmanship. Hundreds of families are impacted by the love of Jesus as they watch their child have a ton of fun with other basketball stars.
You’ve got options when you’re deciding how to give at Living Water.
Cash (to us, that means currency and checks, as well as online giving by
credit cards and bank account payments) is the easiest method and provides
the most immediate benefit.
In addition, you can give to the church through these other methods:
Transfer ownership of your stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares.
Other Non-Cash Gifts:
Donate items like cars, boats, jewelry, homes, and land.
Name Living Water as a beneficiary of your policy.
Give via retirement assets, bequests, trusts, etc. as a part of your
overall personal financial strategy.
One Gift – Twice the Impact
Did you know some employers will match your contributions?
Charitable Gift Matching doubles your giving impact! Corporations
like Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney and Bank of America are already
participating, and your employer might be able to also if you ask.
If you have questions regarding these special methods, please contact us.
(360) 754.5830 or email us.
We understand that everyone has varying needs. It’s our desire to offer
throughout the year different classes and workshops to assist you
where you are. Below are some options for you to consider:
Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University
This is a 9 week class where you will have the opportunity to study
along with others several practical steps to becoming financially free.
This class is for the beginner and for those that just need to get a tune up.
Cost is $105 – this is what the church pays to FPU to cover the costs.
Check out this link for more information.
Planned Giving Assistance (Trusts, Giving Funds, Land, Businesses, etc)
Are you at a place where you have accumulated some assets, but you are
trying to figure out your next steps long term? Maybe you are burdened by
taxes on your assets and want help looking at potential methods to reduce
this burden and save on your taxes? Living Water has partnered with Foursquare
Financial Solutions, a ministry of our denomination, who will with no pressure
or financial obligation assist you with these needs.
Biblical Financial Coaching
Are you at a spot where you need some individual support or assistance?
This could be the place where you could get some one on one time. Email us and we will connect you with someone to assist you.
Messages on Giving
It’s easier than ever before to give to Living Water and see lives change through your generosity.