Members of the Body of Christ have the privilege of demonstrating their recognition that God is the Source of life, blessings, and positive relationships. One way in which this is lived out is in the giving of our financial resources to build up the Body of Christ and extend His kingdom on earth. eChurch7 is making provisions for its members to do this.
- For the present, eChurch7 has a covenant with the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that financial contributions generated by the eChurch7 community can be directed to the Ohio Conference. The covenant includes the following provisions:
Funds received that are designated as 'Tithe' will be processed as all tithe funds are, with stipulated percentages being sent to the Columbia Union and North American Division. The portion of the tithe retained by the Ohio Conference will be used for eChurch7 staff and related expenses. Besides the costs of equipment and supplies that eChurch7 will incur during its start-up phase, other future expenses could be related to hiring of staff, costs of ministry projects, etc. Once these needs have been met, any additional tithe funds received will be directed to the Conference or Union from whose territory it was received. Notification will be posted annually when these thresholds have been reached.
- All other contributions received (not designated as 'Tithe') will be held in trust for the expenses of eChurch7.
- Receipts for contributions will be issued by the Ohio Conference.
- eChurch7 will not solicit from its members the redirection of any funds currently being sent to any Adventist Church or organization.
- Until provisions are made for electronic transfer of funds, your contributions should be mailed to the Ohio Conference of SDA, P.O. Box 1230, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Additional ways to support eChurch7.com:
- Make an online tithe payment through AdventistGiving.com
You make make tithe and offering donations to eChurch7.com through AdventistGiving.com. Simply click on the button and follow the instruction. This will require you to register an account with AdventistGiving.com.
- Display a web banner to get the word out
Help spread the word about echurch7.com: use the following banner to advertise the site! Copy the code in the text field below the image and paste it into your webstie, email signature, Facebook or MySpace page, back of your '77 Gremlin, or wherever you feel like it. This will place the banner as a direct link to http://www.echurch7.com, so others will find out about our site!
(Copy and paste the following code where you want the banner to appear)
<a href="http://www.echurch7.com"> <img src="http://www.echurch7.com/sites/default/files/e7_banner.jpg"> </a>
- Buy some sweet eChurch7 merchandise
Support the church and make a fashion statement at the same time! Buy a shirt, hat, mug, etc., and a portion of it will go to eChurch7.com. Be sure to check often, as items may be added at any time!