Ways To Give To NEXT
Online/Mobile at ccclife.org/give - After signing in, select the "NEXT Campaign" line item.
Text-To-Give - Simply text the keyword "next" and amount to 844.325.8440. Example: A text reading "next 250" would be a gift to our NEXT Campaign for $250.
Check - When giving by check, simply write NEXT in the memo line.
Cash - Put cash in an envelope and write your name and "NEXT" on the outside cover.
Asset Gifts (stocks, etc.) - Contact Mark Ahrenholz at 630.485.3381, or email .
6 Steps Of NEXT Commitment Discernment
How do you know what God wants you to give?
Here are some helpful steps that thousands of our Christ Community Church family members have used in prior campaigns to help guide their decision:
1. DON’T RUSH YOUR DECISION
Give yourself time to listen and hear from God.
2. PRAY THIS EVERY DAY
“Lord, show me how to give in a way that stretches and builds my faith and trust in you. I want to be responsive to your leading so that you will be glorified and our church family will experience your blessing in obedience.”
God is more interested in you trusting him than in the amount you commit to give.
3. HAVE A FAMILY MEETING TO DISCUSS YOUR GIFT COMMITMENT
If you have children, no matter how young they are, involve them in the giving discernment process. This is a great opportunity to teach them generosity and faith.
Read these Bible verses on giving and generosity and make a list of what you learn:
Psalm 24:1; Proverbs 3:9-10; Proverbs 11:24-25; Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 6:38; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
4. CONSIDER THESE GIVING OPTIONS
GIVE A CASH GIFT - Cash gifts can include savings, tax refunds, stock dividends, garage sales, extra part-time jobs, deferring a major purchase, etc.
MAKE A GIVING COMMITMENT - You can give far more when it is given consistently and spread out over time.
SET UP AUTOMATIC ONLINE GIVING - The easiest way to schedule giving is to set it up automatically at ccclife.org/give . It is safe, secure, and saves you and the church money.
GIVE PROPERTY, STOCK, OR OTHER ITEMS OF VALUE - Give stock, real estate, bonds, cars, gold, etc. For assistance, contact Mark Ahrenholz at or 630.485.3381
MAKE CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH A BENEFICIARY IN YOUR WILL OR TRUST - For assistance, contact Mark Ahrenholz at or 630.485.3381.
5. ASK AND ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
Is there anything we could sell or convert to cash?
How can we decrease our expenses in order to be more generous?
Are there expenditures that we could sacrifice or delay?
How can we increase our income in order to make a larger commitment?
6. DECIDE ON YOUR COMMITMENT & THEN PRAY:
“Heavenly Father, this is a big step for us. We are asking you to stretch, strengthen, and deepen our faith in you through this commitment to be generous. We realize that everything we have comes from you. So we make this commitment…
…to express our gratitude for all you have provided for us in the past
…to demonstrate our desire for you to be first in our lives right now
…to show our trust in you to provide for us
…and to inspire and support our church family
Thank you for this opportunity to grow in trusting you. We pray that you will bless each gift and giver as we trust and obey you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”