Helping Those Who Need Help

Overview

Since our church launched in 2010, we have given away over $500,000 to individuals and organizations that could use a helping hand. Here is the story….

As we were dreaming about planting a church, we felt God calling us to “tithe” on what was given to it.  In other words, the first portion given to The Mission would go outside our walls.

Why?  Because our mission is “Joining God in His work to make His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  This mission is all about advancing the Kingdom of God on earth.  And that task is much bigger than our church!  So we felt we ought to strategically give to what God is doing outside of our church as well as inside of it.

This became known as the “tithe on our tithe.”  On Day 1, our church committed to giving away the first 10% of every dollar given to us.  This page has been written to help you understand where this money goes and what it is used for, as well as answering some frequently asked questions.  Below you will see an overview of the issues and organizations our Benevolence Committee has felt led by God to support in 2022.  We hope what you read blesses you and stirs something in your spirit.


Local Benevolence

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘go in peace; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs,’ what good is it?” (James 2:15-16).

Benevolence is our way of showing compassion and support to those with need right here in our community, whether it’s people who attend our church or people who come across our path. Here is a small sampling of the ways this money has been used:


  • Grocery gift cards were purchased and given to members of our “immediate” and “extended” church family. Some had experienced a personal crisis another a devastating house fire.
  • We partner with Friend’s of Foster Kids in effort to support their mission to provide kids in foster care with gifts at Christmas time.
  • We support Faith Works in their effort to offer home repair and tackle improvement projects in order to improve the homes of single parents, elderly, the disabled, veterans and low-income individuals.
  • Paying one mortgage payment for a household in our church family who has been experiencing financial hardship.
  • We support Good Shepherd’s Coalition who step in to support folks like a father who had been injured in his construction job leaving him fully disabled.