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BE HOPE. GIVE HOPE
Every day people are faced with challenges so extreme: financial hardship, families are falling apart, broken relationships, social justice ills but we believe that despite the odds, the local church is still the hope of the world.
Therefore, Empowerment Church is increasing our commitment of reaching those in need of help and hope through our new outreach initiative, "Project Hope." Project Hope is all about unleashing compassion into a broken world.
We know that we cannot do this alone and ask you to partner with us as we build this vision. Please prayerfully consider giving a significant one-time donation or partner with us to sustain this ongoing effort to reach this city through weekly or monthly donations using your checking account, debit, or credit card.
It is through the generous financial gifts and offerings of our partners that we are able to give hope and hope throughout the Greater Chicagoland area and those connected to us around the globe. We are committed to faithful stewardship of all that God would entrust to us. We count it a privilege to be able to contribute to God’s work in the World by using our gifts and resources to empower others.
1) How do I give?
Answer: We provide several safe and secure methods of giving provide convenient ways to financially contribute to the efforts of Empowerment Church.
Weekly Services- simply place cash or checks at any time during the collection at any service. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Online Giving- Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from either a credit/debit card or checking/savings account. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, it's also safe and secure. Click here the give button if you would like to make a give todays our mission.
By Mail- Mail your donation to Empowerment Church's mailing address, PO Box 335 Maywood, IL 60153. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
2) Where do my donations go?
Answer: Donations to Empowerment Church support either its General Operating Fund or Special funds. The General Operating Fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the ministry. While, periodically opportunities to designate a donation to a specific ministry initiative become available. Project Hope, Empowerment Mentoring, Launch Fund and Coats4Kids are three examples of ministry-initiative funds with specific start and end dates.
3) How does Empowerment Church uphold financial accountability?
Answer: "We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of others." 2 Cor 8:20-21
Empowerment Church is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Empowerment remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.
5) Can I make a non-cash contribution?
Answer: Yes, many people find creative ways to make contributions to Empowerment through non-cash gifts. Here are a few options to consider:
Stocks and mutal funds: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form below, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and send a copy to Empowerment letting us know how you want the funds applied:
*Gift of Stock-Electronic *Gift of Stock Certificate *Gift of Mutual Funds
Car donations: Empowerment is developing a ministry that specically will be committed to meeting transportation needs of people who are unable to meet those needs themselves. When you donate your used car to the this ministry, you receive a tax deduction and someone in need of transportation receives the reliable transportation they have been praying for.
Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, and charitable gift fund donations. For additional information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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