We have set our fundraising goal for this campaign at $3.5 Million. This is a faith-stretching goal, and we are excited to see how God leads His people in raising these funds, and possibly even beyond!
In order to reach our goal, it will take equal sacrifice (not equal giving) among all those who call MVC their church home. We will be asking for commitments to be made on November 17th at our All-Church Commitment Celebration, indicating what a person can give over the following 3-year period. In order to not hinder ministry for the sake of renovating our facility, it is important that any commitments made to the Base Camp campaign be above and beyond one’s normal giving to the church budget.
We have put together a chart to show how various weekly giving levels can accumulate over three years into substantial amounts. We've also put together a chart that illustrates how commitments of various amounts, according to each person’s ability, can accumulate to meet and exceed our goal. Click the link below to view the charts.
Deciding what and how much to give is a choice to be made between God, you, and your family. All things belong to God and He wants us to wisely steward what He has entrusted to each of us. As you prayerfully consider what God would have you give, the following list may generate some creative ideas for giving.
Transferring ownership of stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. Tax codes are generous towards this form of giving. Giving the asset to the church, then allowing the church to sell eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds, providing significant tax savings.
Interest income, payments from rental properties, or monies from other income-producing assets provide sources of increased giving.
Perhaps you own an asset that you are not utilizing where the sale of that item could be a source of increased giving. It is also possible to donate portions of an asset such as a business or real estate through donor advised funds (see more info in FAQs).
Donating raises, bonuses, and tax returns are also avenues to increase giving.
You may have marketable hobbies or skills, which enable you to give from those profits. Or, maybe you can hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds.
Lifestyle adjustments can help make extra money available to give. Consider canceling cable subscriptions and frequent trips for coffee, or scaling back on entertainment and eating out.
Many people using credit cards responsibly accumulate sizable annual cash rewards that could be donated to the Base Camp Campaign.
Many employers will match the charitable giving their employees make up to a certain amount.
If you are of retirement age, many IRA’s have a required minimum distribution that, if not yet needed for income, might be directed toward charitable giving.