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Give - Generosity Changes Lives | Influence Church

 

Giving to God

Thank you for your financial support of Influence Church! Generosity is a kingdom value that reflects one’s attitude and commitment to Jesus Christ. It is our goal to empower every person to become a faithful steward of God’s resources.

Your generosity changes lives and makes a difference. Joy comes through giving and serving others. Influence is a great movement that was birthed by great faith. We have seen God do things that can only be explained by His divine intervention.

We believe that one's motivation for giving is a love for God and a desire to advance His kingdom. The Bible teaches that God has given us stewardship over--not ownership of--the financial and material resources entrusted to us. When we give faithfully, we are acknowledging God's sovereignty over our lives and our resources. His promise to us is that He will bless and multiply everything that we set our hands to do because we have made Him FIRST in our lives (Malachi 3:8-12).


Questions

What if I enter the wrong amount?
If you submit the wrong amount and would like to correct it you may contact igive@influencechurch.org and we will be happy to help you resolve the error.

Can I mail a check?
Yes, you can make checks payable to “Influence Church”. Our mailing address is:
8163 East Kaiser Blvd. 
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

 

More Giving Options 

Since we launched Influence Church on 2.12.12 we have remained faithful to our mission:

 

"To influence the world and spread God's fame, that many may believe that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God."

Your generosity changes lives and makes a difference. Joy comes through giving and serving others. Influence is a great movement that was birthed by great faith. We have seen God do things that can only be explained by His divine intervention.

We will continue to aggressively pursue opportunities to reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will risk big, pray hard and believe that our greatest days are ahead of us!

Giving is a matter of the heart and when we give from a "willing heart" (Exodus 25:1-2) we demonstrate our faith in the True God. No one has given more than God and never are we more like God than when we give.

 

Here are a few year-end giving options you might want to consider:

 

ONLINE

Generosity is a kingdom value that reflects one’s attitude and commitment to Jesus Christ. It is our goal to empower every person to become a faithful steward of God’s resources.

On the Online Giving page select "recurring" and then the "weekly" option to ensure that Influence Church fulfills its God-called mission: "To influence the world and spread God's fame, that many may believe that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God." You will also be able to establish your tithe as a "first" (Proverbs 3:9-10) priority in your life. Consistent giving is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have now and in the future. When you honor God with your tithe (10%) you open the windows of heaven (Malachi 3:10). Remember, you simply cannot out give God.

Every follower of Jesus needs to establish the tithe (Proverbs 3:9-10) as a priority. Consistent giving is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have now and in the future. When you honor God with your tithe (10%), you open the windows of heaven (Malachi 3:10). Remember, you simply cannot out give God.

Select "recurring" on the Online Giving page and choose the "weekly" option.

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation.

 

REAL ESTATE

Real estate is a wonderful charitable gift that may be sold or used for ministry purposes beyond what you might envision.

A donation of real estate can help you avoid the hassle of selling a piece of property and the worry about getting a fair price while simultaneously realizing valuable income and estate tax deductions.

  • You will receive a tax deduction equal to the property’s full fair market value at the time of the donation. Your deduction is equal to the property's full fair market value.
  • You will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. You eliminate capital gains tax on the property's appreciation.
  • The transfer isn't subject to the gift tax and the gift reduces your future taxable estate.

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation.

 

LIFE INSURANCE

A life insurance policy with an accumulated cash value is an asset that can be redirected to enhance the ministry of Influence Church.

There are two options for donating an insurance policy:

  • Name Influence Church as the primary beneficiary on your policy. Note, with this option you retain ownership of the policy and therefore do not qualify for an income tax deduction.
  • Name Influence Church as the beneficiary and also assign us ownership of the policy as a current charitable gift. This option does provide you tax benefits.

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation.

 

STOCKS AND MUTUAL FUNDS (SECURITIES)

A stock portfolio is a valuable asset that can carry substantial capital gain or appreciation in value. With careful planning, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains tax while supporting Influence Church.

As stock prices increase, so do the taxes you owe on the long-term capital gain. These taxes are charged at a rate of 15 percent for most tax payers (can be as low as 0 percent or as high as 23.8 percent for some). But, when you donate publicly traded securities (stock) you've owned for more than one year to a qualified charitable organization such as Influence Church, you enjoy two major tax benefits:

  • You will pay no (be exempt from paying) capital gains taxes on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. (any increase in value—taxes you would pay if you had otherwise sold the securities.
  • You are entitled to a federal income tax deduction based on the current fair market value of the securities (regardless of their original cost.)

The income tax deduction for long-term capital gain property is limited to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year you make the gift, but your excess deduction is deductible for up to five additional years.

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation. 

 

WILLS AND TRUSTS

Your will or trust is a wonderful way to consider "legacy giving" that will advance the ministry of Influence Church.

Estate planning allows you to think through how to provide for your family through your estate. It helps you avoid probate, minimize taxes, and support causes close to your heart. More importantly, it provides a biblical understanding of stewardship and how biblical principles can influence your estate-planning decisions.

This method of giving allows for a great deal of flexibility since it is not completed until after your lifetime. Your attorney can assist you in the process of naming Influence Church in your will or irrevocable living trust. This type of gift entitles your estate to a federal estate tax charitable deduction for the full amount of your gift, thus reducing any estate tax that may be due.

The official language for Influence Church is:

"I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to the Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, California, whose location on the date of the drafting of this will is 5753 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, California 92808, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation.

 

GIVING FROM AN IRA

Beneficiary Designation and Charitable Distribution

A donation of real estate can help you can avoid the hassle of selling a piece of property and the worry about getting a fair price while simultaneously realizing valuable income and estate tax deductions.

IRA Charitable Distribution - An IRA owner, age 70½ or over, can directly transfer, tax-free, up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity. The benefit of this strategy was that you did not have to itemize your deductions to get the charitable deduction. This law is part of a handful of laws that keep getting "renewed" each year. Unfortunately, it has NOT been renewed for 2017, although many advisors still believe it will be renewed along with the other "1-year" tax laws before the end of the year.

For more information, please contact the financial office at igive@influencechurch.org Please consult with your attorney or tax consultant for legal and tax advice for specific to your situation.