What we believe about giving

We are blessed by God to bless others and in the process become blessings.

We accomplish this by each person that walks through the doors of Living Hope Community Church blessing the church with 10% of the income we earn.

When we give the 10% we believe God will give a return on our investment in His kingdom that is more than what we gave. In fact, the more we give the more he will give back to us in a multitude of ways.

We offer to God not only a small piece of our income, but also our hands and feet. We believe that when we serve with 10% of our time in serving that it is in addition to what we give monetarily.

Our principles can be summed up in this: Paying It Forward. God is generous to us and he pays us first with many blessings. When we are generous with what God has given us, He in turn sees our generosity and gives us even more blessings and gifts so that we continue to prosper as individuals and as a community.




WORSHIP SERVICES

During the weekend services, we have a time of dedicating our tithes and offerings to God in prayer. This is an opportunity to give to God during the service. Offering plates are typically passed right after worship.

 

POSTAL MAIL

Church attendees also have the option to mail tithes and offerings using standard postal mail. Please indicate in the check memo box what the money is designated for (example: tithe or church building fund). Checks and money orders are acceptable. For security reasons, please do not mail cash.

Checks (or money orders) should be written out to Living Hope Community Church and mailed to: Living Hope Community Church, 740 W State St, Fox Lake, WI 53933


GIFTS IN KIND

If you have real property, assets, or something you want to bequeath as a gift, please contact Living Hope Community Church Executive Assistant, Hilary Klindt to discuss details either by e-mail: info@livinghopefoxlake.com or by phone: 920-928-6610.

 

ONLINE GIVING

It is now possible and convenient to give online (either one time or set up re-occurring, auto payments) using the form on this website. We added the option of giving online to accommodate people who are used to doing their banking and other activities online.

Another option to give online (one time or re-occurring auto payments)  is to set up and use the “bill pay” option on your banks website. You will have to check with your bank to see if they offer this option.

GIVE ONLINE


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Donating By Text

To donate by text, a donor simply:

  1. Texts the amount they’d like to give to your number (e.g. $50)1
  2. If they’ve donated by text before, they’ll receive a confirmation text in response that their gift has been received successfully and they’re done
  3. If it’s the first time they are donating by text, they’ll be given a link and asked to supply their payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with their phone number so that, in the future, all they need to do is text in the amount and do not need to reenter their payment information.
1 For more command options, see the section below titled “Text Giving Commands”

 

Text Giving Commands

The following are a list of commands that the text giving system accepts:

Command Description
$50 Donate $50 to your church. Users can type any amount; the dollar sign is optional (e.g. $50 and 50 both work).
give $50 Same as above.
give Your online giving number will respond asking how much you’d like to give. Telling people to text ‘give’ to your number can be a more succinct way to communicate text giving.
$50 missions Gives $50 to the missions fund. You can customize fund keywords and what fund they point towards.
$50 weekly Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.
$50 missions weekly Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week to the missions fund. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.
refund Refunds the previously given contribution. If the previously given contribution started a recurring gift, the recurrence will also be canceled.
update Allows donor to update their payment method or recurring gift. Your text giving number will respond with a link where users can make these changes.
unlink Unlinks a user’s phone from the text to give system
commands Provides the user with a list of the available text commands

If you have questions about giving or having trouble with giving options online, you can contact Hilary Klindt at info@livinghopefoxlake.com or call the office at 920-928-6610