Giving at Northview
During each Weekend Service, an “offering bag” will be passed around the pews – this is how Northview members and attendees support the work of the church. If you are visiting, please don’t feel obligated to give.
When you give to Northview by
- cash in an offering envelope
- by cheque
- or by Pre-Approved giving donation
you will receive your receipt in February the following year.
What is the Biblical Teaching on Tithing
Every Christian needs to understand how significant it is to be a steward of the resources God has entrusted them with. Paul writes a simple faith instruction to the early believers: “On every Lord’s day, each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering.” (1 Corinthians 16:2 NLT).
In Old Testament times 10%, or a tithe, was required. Today, however, the New Testament calls for “proportionate giving” which is:
- Regular giving
- Giving it off the top of our income
- Sacrificial giving
- Cheerful giving
If in former times, a tithe was required, surely in this new age of the church, that would be a place to begin. We all want to grow in generosity. This is not “give to get”, rather “give” because in Christ we are privileged to participate in doing the very work of Christ. (Read 2 Corinthians 8 and 9.)
Giving Options at Northview
Fill out an offering envelope found at the entrance doors to the Main Auditorium or in the Welcome Center. Envelopes will then be collected during the offering.
Drop your cheque in the offering bag. You only need to fill out an offering envelope if you would like your cheque split to other funds in the church (e.g. Care fund). Please make cheques payable to Northview Community Church.
To have funds withdrawn directly from your bank account each month, pick up a Give connect card from the info booth in the Welcome Center.
A debit machine can be found in the Welcome Center. Follow the instructions by the machine. Be sure to fill out an offering envelope and include your debit receipt to receive a tax receipt.
Using your online banking (if your account allows for e-transfers), you can quickly send your donation to Northview at any time. Just email email@example.com and be sure to send the security answer you created for your e-transfer.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of stock in publicly traded companies carry significant tax advantages. If you would like to discuss this option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Currently Northview does not accept Credit Card donations.
What is Pre-Approved Giving?
Contributing by pre-approved giving is an easy way for you to authorize donations to be made from your bank account on a regular basis. Therefore your donations can continue to be given during extended times of absence.
- Complete the application form
- Attach a cheque marked “VOID” or your account information if cheques are not available
- Bring or mail your signed application to the church office, attention Chrissy Fehr
To make any changes to your pre-approved giving donation we need a written, signed and dated notice or an email to email@example.com outlining the change to be made. FIVE DAYS notice before the due date must be given.
Pre-Approved Giving Will Help You:
- Be consistent in your giving patterns;
- Express faith in God providing for his work and your needs;
- Give your regular tithe, but also add sacrificial giving beyond this as you are led by the Lord.
January 13-14, 2017
- Last weekend giving: $140,559
- Weekend target: $133,000
- YTD giving: $4,227,663
- YTD target: $3,717,000
Northview’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.
Giving numbers reflect the Abbotsford and Mission campus.