However, freely and joyfully using what God has blessed us with is clearly part of our calling to aid others. Ideally, we desire 90% of money given by our individuals/families, to be personally given directly by them to help others. We encourage you to follow Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
1Now about the collection for the saints: Do the same as I instructed the Galatian churches. 2On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save in keeping with how he is prospering, so that no collections will need to be made when I come.
When you set aside some each week on your own, possibly a separate savings account** just for ministry needs, you are free to bless others directly as God prompts you. This may be gifting others in need with necessities, giving to a local charity, aiding in establishing new communities, travel for mission, helping the homeless, hosting a monthly neighborhood meal, providing school supplies for needy children, training/supplies for discipling your children, supporting children through Compassion Int., etc.
Restoration Fellowship Network is an unincorporated nonprofit association in South Carolina. As a church, contributions are tax deductible. Your personal savings for ministry use are not automatically tax deductible, but may be if given to another tax deductible entity.
**for example, Ally is an online only bank that has no fees and lets you divide up your savings account into “buckets” that you name such as: homeless shelter, monthly neighborhood outreach meal, mission trip, children teaching supplies, Compassion Int., etc
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