Why a Special
As part of God’s plan to
grow the faith of the people of His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving
from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in
our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2018.
This offering is not due to a budget short-fall, but rather to position us to
make a greater impact in our valley, in our church, and around the world in 2018.
Difference Between the Regular Offering and this Special Offering?
The regular Gateway offering
is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that we set apart on a
systematic basis to give throughout the year. From time to time there are
opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This Special Offering is one of
those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith. This Special
Offering should be over and above what you regularly give.
How Much Should I
We believe God wants to
bless and position us for more ministry in 2018, therefore this Special
Offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift
that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and
God. Many in our church can give a $1000, $3000, or even a $5000 gift. Others
will be able to give between $100 and $500. The issue is not equal giving, but
Can I Give on
Gateway’s Website, or Through My Online Banking?
Yes. Click HERE to give online and select “Christmas Offering” under the online drop-down menu. Likewise, you can use your
bank online payment option to send a check directly to the church office.
Again, simply mark in the memo area that your check “Christmas Offering”.
Can I Give In-Kind
Gifts of Stocks or Bonds?
Of course! Since Gateway is
a 501c3 organization there can be tremendous tax benefits for you by giving
in-kind gifts. For gifts of this type, simply contact me at email@example.com or
Are My Gifts
All gifts to Gateway,
whether via the regular offering or this Special Offering, are completely
How Did We Make
the Decision to Receive a Special Offering?
The decision was prayerfully
made. We are believing for an offering of five to six times our regular weekly
giving. It is God-sized faith that pleases God, and it can only be realized by
100% participation and sacrificial giving by our Gateway family.
How Will I know If
We Reach Our Goal?
Please pray for God’s
guidance as we give sacrificially. You will be updated on our giving progress
during our Sunday services. Reaching this goal will be a celebration of what we
can do together as we stretch our faith under God’s leadership.
Have additional questions? Please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or call 818-889-4147.
Will you begin praying now about what God would have you
give to this special offering over and above your regular giving? Allow God to
stretch your faith!
Pastors Brian and Justin