is the natural outcome of God’s transforming work in individuals when they are conformed to the image of Christ. Giving isn’t about money – it’s about our relationship with God. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul describes the effect the gospel should have on a Christian understanding of wealth: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” When we understand Christ’s sacrificial love for us, that he gave up everything so that we could inherit the riches of heaven, we can develop a healthy attitude toward our material possessions and become people who are both generous and joyful.
UR His Church has partnered with Equipnet to handle our giving process. Equipnet helps small Christian ministries by providing an IRS approved, 501 C3 umbrella for the organization to receive financial gifts as well as provide the donor with a tax-deductible receipt in the USA. Equipnet charges a 5% servicing fee from all ACH or paper check donations and sends 95% of the donation to the ministry. Credit card donations are subject to an additional 3% processing fee. Equipnet also provides the donor with the opportunity to “uplift” their donation to cover these costs. All receipts and reports to the donor come from Equipnet and not UR His Church.
Pastor Patrick has had a long relationship with other ministries that use Equipnet and has every confidence that the service they provide for our ministry far outweighs the time and expense it would take to obtain our own 501 c3 status. As a donor, you can be sure your generosity will always be received and used with great respect and care.