How should I tithe if my income varies from pay period to pay period?

Depending on which is more feasible for your situation, you can handle tithing with a fluctuating income in a couple of different ways. Some people choose to give exactly one-tenth or more of their earnings for each individual pay-period. Others estimate their total earnings for the year and give a portion of the total tithe each week or month throughout the year.

Can I designate my gift to a particular ministry?

Every dollar given to LifeConnection Church General Fund is used to support the local and global mission of LifeConnection; therefore, gifts cannot be designated or restricted for use by a specific department or ministry.

Should I tithe off my gross earnings or the net amount of my paycheck?

Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms “net” or “gross”. It’s more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 Corinthians 9 that “each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Which account do I choose?

When you give online, you will have the several options to choose from in the drop down menu. General Fund giving directs funds towards LifeConnection's day to day operating budget. If you have any questions please <a href="mailto:carson@lifeconnectionkc.org">contact Carson Conover</a>.

Which “Congregation” do I choose?

You will see a “General Fund” for your particular LifeConnection Congregation. If you are a part of the Independence Congregation choose “(Indep) - LifeConnection Independence General Fund.” If you are a part of the Northeast Congregation choose “(NEKC) - LifeConnection Northeast General Fund.”

Can I schedule recurring donations?

Yes, you can specify whether you want your contribution made once, weekly, every two weeks, twice per month, monthly. You can set up scheduled contributions according to your preference.

Will I still receive a contribution statement?

Yes, you will receive a mid-year statement and an annual statement in January. You can also see your online giving history by clicking the “my giving” tab.

What if I change banks or want to adjust the date or amount of a contribution?

You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the bank routing number, account number, date, fund, frequency and amount.

Is Online Giving secure?

We've taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for “Secure Socket Layer,” a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Call (816) 379-6323 or <a href="mailto:info@lifeconnectionkc.org">email us</a> and we'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have.