Church at the Grove could not have begun without sponsoring churches and generous organizations. We had a primary sponsoring church, a few other partnering churches, a grant from the New Work Foundation, financial support from local associations and ONE family that generously donated money, all to make Church at the Grove a reality.
This year we (CATGrove) have begun to see much of our financial support from outside organizations come to an end. This means that our baby Church needs to mature and walk on its own. We must be self-supporting!
IRS Economic Stimulus Payments
As a part of a plan to stimulate a stagnant economy, the U.S. Government is sending checks to all adults and couples that have paid Federal Taxes last year and filed a tax return for last year. The amount is $600 for individual filers, $1200 for couples filing jointly, and an additional $300 for each child in the family.
What do we do with that money? Are we obligated to spend it to simply help to stimulate the struggling economy.
What if we prayerfully asked God how this money could best serve His Kingdom and His Mission? Here are some thoughts:
- Consider giving a tithe (10%) of your stimulus check and/or making a special gift offering to CATG according to the request made at our CONCLAVE meeting this past month.
- Pay off debt! Rather than spending the check on things you may not need, you would do yourself better to use it to pay off accumulated debt.
- If at all possible, put some into your emergency savings. After you have made a gift offering and paid down some debt, if there is any left over, go ahead and put it into savings.
If you have any questions, I will be glad to put you in touch with someone qualified to offer financial counseling.