LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
This year at the SBC Annual Meeting, David Platt, IMB President, delivered a stirring message to those attending the IMB dinner centered on the life and work of Lottie Moon, a missionary to China and the namesake of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This remarkable woman has served as an inspiration to many, her life and testimony giving encouragement to those who serve both locally and on the field.
Lottie’s story is one that did not seek comfort but instead sought to live her life completely dedicated to Christ and the building up of his kingdom. She did not take lightly Christ’s charge in Luke 9:23: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
GIVING TO LIFEPARK
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7
Everything we have is a gift from the Lord. Scripture says that we “know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 8:9) and this refers not only to an informed mind but an inflamed heart. It is an experiential understanding of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done for us.
“… though [Jesus] was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” – 2 Corinthians 8:9
The death and resurrection of Jesus represent the most generous gift ever given — when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God. Giving cheerfully, sacrificially, and consistently is a part of our worship. When we are generous with others, we remind one another of the great generosity of our good God.
Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference through generous giving based upon our personal financial situation and our relationship with Christ. At LifePark, we believe in a simple truth — He owns everything and He expects us to use well what He has given us to grow His Kingdom.
WAYS TO GIVE
There are plenty of ways to give to The Church at LifePark. With our new digital giving options, it’s easier than ever to automate the important and keep all of your giving streamlined within one account.
Click here to give online through our fast, secure form. Once you set up an account, giving is easy and records are available instantly at your fingertips.
Give by Text:
Text the amount you’d like to give to 843.203.5040 and follow the prompts. After a quick, initial set-up process, you can simply text any amount to that number in the future and your gift will be processed immediately.
Give through the easyTithe App:
Simply download the easyTithe app from Google Play or the Apple app store. Open the app and search via zip code for The Church at LifePark. Use the app to manage your giving easily and conveniently.
Give during Sunday Services:
There’s an opportunity to give as an act of worship during all of our Sunday morning services. Cash or check can be given during our offering time. If you’d like to receive a tax deduction for cash gifts, the gifts should be placed in an offering envelope with your name and address on it. Offering envelopes are available at all of our services. Please add a memo to your check or envelope if you’d like to make a special designation.
Give by Mail:
The Church at LifePark
1151 George Browder Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Give by ACH or Automatic Bill Pay:
Many banks offer their customers the ability to have checks automatically drafted and sent to recipients of their choice on a recurring basis. Please contact your bank if you wish to pursue that option, or contact our Finance Director to set up giving via ACH.
Give Assets and Non-Cash Gifts:
Please contact our Finance Director for more information about these giving options.
In Matthew 6:21 and 24 Jesus says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” In Luke 6:38 He says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
As Christ Followers, we believe that we are to follow God’s command regarding tithing. “Tithe” means “tenth” or 10 percent. Leviticus 27:30 says, “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.” In Malachi 3:8-10 God speaks to His people, “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”
At LifePark, we believe that we are mere stewards of what God has given us. Therefore, we see tithing as giving back what is God’s to God (and He lets us keep the other 90% to use appropriately). Any amount above 10% is considered an offering to God. This type of giving is over and above and should also be done with cheerfulness.
Yes! Online giving is an easy, secure, and quick way to give one time or set up a recurring gift. Simply click here to be directed to our online giving form. We take our fiduciary responsibility seriously and want to steward well your generous contributions.
All gifts made to LifePark are held in the strictest confidence. For giving online, we use third-party vendors who are secure and PCI compliant. This is a worldwide information security standard, assessed annually, signifying that increased security measures such as secured servers and encrypted data are in use in order to protect your personal information.
Yes. Your gifts are tax-deductible. You’ll receive a contribution statement after the close of the calendar year.
If you make a gift online, you’ll immediately receive a receipt via email. You will also be able to retrieve a giving statement any time through the account you created when making a gift through our online form.
For all other gifts, we mail annual giving statements. If you have moved or had a name change, please email us your full name, former address, new address and phone number to our Director of Finance so that we can ensure our records are up to date. To request a giving statement, please contact our Director of Finance.
Your gifts are used to support our operating budget, which includes our ministry programs, missions and benevolence giving. These funds are managed and stewarded faithfully by our leadership team and elders and then approved through a vote by church members. Gifts designated for specific funds like the building campaign will go towards such.
We’d love to answer any questions you still have. You can reach our Director of Finance by phone at 843.654.7600 ext. 25.
WHO WE ARE
The Church at LifePark exists to connect people to God, connect people to people to help people grow in their faith and to serve others.
MISSION | VISION | VALUES
LifePark is a Christ-centered community that proclaims and celebrates the Gospel with a desire to see lives transformed by the power of Jesus.
Whether you are interested in learning more about the Christian faith or if you’ve been following Jesus for years, we’d love to help you take your next steps in personal study of God’s Word and in connecting with the church and community of faith.