The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that the top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. Not having cash or check on hand doesn’t have to hold you back from giving. You can be obedient today by giving online. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church!
At Northland we have always left the giving decision between you and God. That is not to say we don’t teach the biblical principles of giving, stewardship, and generosity.
Matthew 6:21 says "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (NIV). Our giving should be an act of worship to the Lord. As Christians, we are called to give. In fact, 2 Corinthians 8-9 lays out why giving is to be viewed as an act of worship.
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.
Budget for Fiscal (7/1/21-6/30/22) : $7.5M
Northlanders, we are in our last week of our “Raise the Roof” giving campaign.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been amazed and overwhelmed by the generosity of Northland. The stories of how people stepped up to give sacrificially and generously are beyond inspiring. We believe what we have witnessed in this giving campaign is a healthy sign of what is to come in other areas of Northland.
I’m sure most of you, if not all of you, are curious as to where we are—what we have received to date. I’ve decided to do something, which is extremely hard for me (if you don’t believe it, you can ask my wife). I’m going to keep both the “Raise the Roof” giving campaign and the general fund for the month of June a secret until next weekend.
Why are you keeping it a secret? I want us to finish out the giving campaign and our end-of-the-year fiscal giving by focusing on faithfulness. In other words, I want us all to focus on being obedient to what the Lord has put in our hearts to give—whether that is to the general fund, to “Raise the Roof,” or both.
I will say this, whatever the Lord puts in your heart to give, know that it will be above and beyond ☺!
I love you dearly, am so grateful for you, and I cannot wait to celebrate with you God’s faithfulness and our generosity next weekend!
Through this easy to use, safe and secure portal you can give a one-time gift, set up recurring gifts, and even view your giving history.
Text the word "northland" to (833) 629-9809 to get started.
Drop cash/checks into an offering box (located at the back of our Sanctuary or throughout the foyer) or you can mail one to: 530 Dog Track Rd. Longwood, FL 32750
There may be significant tax savings associated with donating appreciated property to the Church. If you are considering making a gift of stock or other appreciated property, consult with your tax advisor to determine whether donating the item or stock itself, as opposed to the proceeds from liquidation, might result in tax savings on your personal income tax return.
Contact the church finance department for our stock brokerage firm's information.
If you’re 70-1/2 years or older, qualifying direct charitable IRA distributions made within prescribed limits count toward IRA distribution requirements and are excluded from taxable income. The age to begin taking the required minimum distributions (RMD) from IRA's has been increased to 72 years and older. The distributions must come directly from your IRA to a qualifying charity. The Church is a qualifying charity. Please contact your personal tax advisor regarding the possible tax benefits associated with this giving strategy. Text the word "northland" to (833) 629-9809 to get started.