GENEROSITY

God loves us and has generously given to us so in turn we are called to be generous and give to others through our time, talents and money. 

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What We Believe

We believe becoming aware of all of the gifts God has given us and sharing our gifts with those around us is a significant step of faith in the journey of following Jesus, which is why Generous is a core value of Ascent. Generosity, just like people, comes in all shapes and sizes. There are many ways to express generosity in our community, including giving financially, volunteering your time, and simply being generous toward others.

TRANSPARENCY

We believe part of being a healthy family is transparency.

FAQs on Generosity

What is generosity?


Generosity is the natural, consistent, and occasionally spotaneous giving of our material possessions to God's service and to our communites becuase of and modeled after what Jesus has done for us on the cross. Giving our time, talents and money is simple our natural response to an understanding of the generosity of a good God. Here is a great explanation of Generosity from BibleProject, a nonprofit ed-tech organization and animation studio that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.




What is the basis for 10% (tithe)?


In the Old Testament, believers were required to give a tenth of their income to the support of the ministry and the needs of the poor. The New Testament teaches that we should give as we are"abel and even beyond (our) ability" (2 Corinthians 8:3). Therefore, the 10% (tithe) is seen as a kind of minimum guideline for giving. Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always. (Deuteronomy 14:22-23)

This is a journey each of us are on - each of us are looking to find what God is calling us to give.




Do I give 10% of my gross or net income?


Scripture teaches that we are to give back to God our "first fruits" (Exodus 23:16,19). Proverbs 3:9 encourags us to "honor the Lord with (our) wealth, with the first fruits of (our) crops," meaning the primary and choicest of our possessions. God has modeled "first fruits" by giving us his son, Jesus Christ. Our response to God should reflect our love of and devotion to him - it really is up to you - what is God calling you to give?




What if I’m unable to give 10% right now?


Everything in your life is a journey – giving is no different. Just start where you can today. Jesus gave 10% as a marker along the way, the goal is to increase above and beyond that to continue to us generosity as a vehicle to have our hearts shaped by God by blessing the communities around us. The only way to get to that goal is to start - give what feels significant today and then continue evaluate in the future.




Should I give all 10% to Ascent?


That choice is an act of personal worship to God in response to his grace in your life and the gift of Jesus. The answer is "Give to what you are thankful for and give to what breaks your heart " (Andy Stanley, North Point Ministries) . If you are thankful for Ascent we encourage you to give to Ascent, but the amount is up to you.




Isn’t there more to generosity than money?


God has called us to be intentional and good stewards of our money, time, skills, influence and position. Therefore, generosity is about much more, but definitely includes, our financial resources. "For where treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21). God uses our finances as a vehicle to clear the way for the Lord - if it's in the way give it away.





 
Ways You Can Give
 

There are many way to give to Ascent, so choose what is best for you!

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EFT or Credit Card donations through Pushpay

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Giving Boxes

Give through cash or a check in the Giving Boxes on Sunday

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Many employers offering matching.  Let us know if there is paperwork to get started.

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Donor Advised/ Mutual Funds

Please advise the organization of which fund the gift is intended (Ex: Ascent Giving/Building/

Christmas Shoppe)

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App & Text

Give through the Ascent App or

Text Ascent to

833-245-6213

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Mail A Check

Checks Payable to:

Ascent Community Church

PO BOX 270173 Louisville, CO 80027

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Email our Executive Pastor, Beth Lillstrom to get the information for your donation

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Ways to Give FAQs

How do I give to Ascent?


The easiest way is through our website or Ascent app - it's simple and secure. You can add your checking account, credit card or debit card to give as a single, one-time gift or to set up recurring gifts. However, there are many ways to give, so choose whichever is most convenient for you!

  • On the give tab of the Ascent Website or Ascent Ap
  • In person at Ascent through the Generosity Boxes
  • Through Stock Donations, Funds Transfers, Mutual Funds or Donor Advised Funds (email beth@ascentcc.org with any questions)
  • By Mail
    • Ascent Community Church PO Box 270173 Louisville, CO 80027
  • Employer Matching also may be available
Ascent Tax ID: 46-2909371




Where does my donation go?


When you give to Ascent Giving fund, your donation goes directly to Ascent and is used to finance the ongoing ministries and operations of the church. When you give to the Building, Chief Hayes Project, Book Drive, Christmas Shoppe or other specific need, your gift will be used to support the designated cause. Transparency and responsibility with funding are core to our values as a church. If you'd like to get quarterly financial updates click here to be added to the email group.




How are electronic payments processed?


Payments to Ascent are handled through our partner Pushpay. Pushpay is our giving platform that allows you to give a single, one-time gift or schedule recurring giving using your checking account or debit or credit card. Pushpay features the very best secure payment encryption technology.




Do I need to create a Pushpay account to give?


If you hvae not previously given through the Pushpay platform via the Ascent website or app, you will need to create a Pushpay account to give electronically. You will be prompted to set up an account as you give on the app or through our website. Once you set up a Pushpay account, you can use your individual account to authorize and/or make donations to Ascent. You have the option to authorize Pushpay to store the payment information for future scheduled or one-time transactions. This inoformation is used to authorize a secure donation.




Can I set up recurring giving?


Yes! Once you are directed to the Pushpay landing page, there is an option to "Set up recurring." Once you click that option, you can choose from a list of frequency choices and set a start date for the recurring donations.




Is my giving to Ascent tax deductible?


Yes, Ascent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Ascent's Tax ID: 46-2909371




How do I give to Student Min, Christmas Shoppe or other Projects?


For any electronic giving options, choose the desired Fund you'd like to give to from the dorpdown menu, such as Ascent Giving, Building Fund, Student Min Donation, Christmas Shoppe, and more.





 
 
RESources on generosity

The BibleProject Video: Generosity

Sermons - 

From Ascent:

Make It Matter: With Your Finances

From Generous Giving:

John Tyson - Embark

Stories -  

From Generous Giving:

The Brennemans Family Story

 
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