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Awakening Church

Sundays: 11:11 a.m. | Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m.

1034 E. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511

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GIVE ONLINE

THANK YOU FOR USING THE AWAKENING CHURCH ONLINE GIVING OPTION TO JOIN US IN OUR MISSION OF REACHING PEOPLE WITH THE LIFE-GIVING MESSAGE OF JESUS.

 

As many people enter into a new-found relationship with Christ, please know that it couldn't happen without your generosity. We are truly grateful for your donation and hope the convenience and simplicity of online giving will be helpful to you 

We know it changes lives - ours and the people we’re reaching. We are passionate about reaching people far from God and moving them to life in Christ, and this is only made possible by the generosity of those who believe in this mission and wish to partner with us to accomplish it.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT GIVING TO THE MISSION OF AWAKENING?

 

There are several ways to worship through giving at Awakening: Option #1: Sunday Worship Gatherings: Each Sunday, as part of our corporate worship, we joyfully respond to God’s generosity towards us by placing checks or cash in the giving buckets, which are typically passed around during our worship music time by our ushers. If you are someone who likes to give cash and would like a tax-receipt at the end of the year from Awakening, be sure to fill out the offering envelopes in their entirety.

 

Option #2: Online Bill Pay: This is a good option because there is no fee and it happens automatically. Use your bank’s bill pay feature to set up recurring donations at no charge to Awakening or you. Your bank’s online banking system should be able to guide you through this process. Donations should be made payable to: Awakening Church

Option #3: Give Online via Bank Transfer or Debit Card Transaction: Donate here using our safe and secure donations page.

 

If Awakening is not your church home, but you would like to support us, we thank you for your partnership and your gifts are greatly appreciated. 

 

 

WHAT CAN I GIVE TOWARDS?

 

You can give to the mission and vision of Awakening through our General Fund or you can give toward a specific event or mission trip. Donations are 100% tax deductible as Awakening holds its own 501(c)3 letter. When you give to Awakening Church General Fund, it is used to support the ongoing ministries and operations of the Church.

 

 

HOW CAN I TRACK MY GIVING?

 

We do ask that our regularly attending members keep track of their own giving throughout the year. Year-end giving statements will be sent to each donor who gives above $250 within the calendar year. These statements will be delivered electronically to the email address provided if you are a member of Awakening or will be sent via the mailing address associated with your donation if you are not a regular attending member.

 

WHY SHOULD I GIVE?

 

At Awakening Church, we profess that everything we see and everything we have is owned by our God and He provides according to His steadfast will and plan. (1 Chronicles 29.10-19, Psalm 24.1-2, Psalm 50.10-11).

 

At Awakening, we encourage each follower of Christ to prayerfully consider and evaluate what God the Father, through the Spirit, is calling them to give. Giving generously should be an active and intentional piece of our regular worship and service to Jesus. Our aim is to be Christ-like in our generosity – ‘who although He was rich, yet for our sakes, He became poor so that we by His poverty might become rich’. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given – when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God. When this Gospel takes root in our lives, we joyfully give sacrificially of our lives to enrich the lives of others. In so doing, we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others, the great generosity of our abundantly good God. (2. Corinthians 8.9-10, 2 Corinthians 9.7).

 

Additionally, we see in scripture numerous teaching for each believer in regards to money. Scripture provides encouragement so that we can:

  • Give cheerfully and joyfully – demonstrating an overflowing of love for our God (2 Corinthians 9.7)

  • Give our first fruits – meaning we give of our best and also that we give so that we rely on God to provide the remainder of our needs (Deuteronomy 26.2, Proverbs 3.9)

  • Give humbly – not looking for praise but seeking eternal rewards. (Matthew 6.2)

  • Give regularly – to remind ourselves of His provision to us continually. (1 Corinthians 16.2)

  • Give sacrificially – so we reflect the way Christ gave to us. (2 Corinthians 8.9-10) In addition to encouraging us,

 

Scripture warns us of the many pitfalls of money:

Money, or riches, can easily become an idol. We can to easily rely on our resources to feel secure or provide an identity for us. The lure of money attracts us in a variety of ways – whether it is the perceived safety net it provides, the power it can bring, or the material things it can buy. (Matthew 6.19-24, Luke 16.10-13, 1 Timothy 6.10, Ecclesiastes 5.10-12)

How we practically manage, spend, give or save our money can potentially expose these idols and help break their hold over our hearts. (Luke 16.10-13)

 

We believe that as Christ followers we are called to financially support our local Church & Elders. In addition, God calls us to demonstrate mercy & compassion through giving aimed at caring for the widowed, poor, needy and foreigner in our community. (2 Chronicles 31.4, Deuteronomy 26.12, 1 Corinthians 9.8-14, 1 Timothy 5.17-18, Luke 8.1-3, Isaiah 58.6-12, Deuteronomy 26.12, 2 Corinthians 8-9).

 

WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AT AWAKENING?

 

The Elders of Awakening oversee and lead the church in the management of our finances. The Elders review and analyze regular budgets and financial statements in an effort to support the mission of our Church. Our goal is to ensure that adequate internal controls are in place to safeguard the church’s financial resources, protect the reputation of the Church, be transparent with financial data presented and uphold the 501(c)(3) status of our organization.

We also maintain strict confidentiality about our donors and do not sell or make available this information without prior permission of the donors, except where disclosure is required by law.

 

If you have more questions on the financial oversight and management of Awakening, please email Wise Merine at finance@awclife.org

 

WHERE IS THE ONLINE DONATION LINK?