Generous People Change the World

We are able to do more together than alone.

Generosity is Contagious

You Can’t Out Give God

When we truly understand that everything we have is a gift from God, we will become generous people. We believe that everything we have belongs to God and that he has entrusted us to be good stewards. Whether it is in the form of finances, resources, service or time, it is a believer’s responsibility to give back to the Lord.

Give Right Now

If you have a Mountainview account or would like to create one, go to MyMountainview to get started. If you don’t have an account and would like to make a one-time donation, click here.

Many Ways to Practice Stewardship

We believe that the decision to give to the church is more than a financial decision — it is first and foremost a spiritual decision. That’s one reason why we offering a variety of ways for you to practice generosity on a regular basis.

Online Giving

There are several ways to give online, such as automatic withdrawal from checking or savings accounts, debit cards and credit cards. Giving from your checking or savings account is the preferred method as it avoids credit card processing fees. As a general rule, we discourage the use of credit cards to avoid accumulating debt in order to give to the church. To sign up for online giving, click here to get started.

Text to Give

Want to give from your phone? Simply send a text to 720-573-0573 with the amount you wish to give and follow the prompts.

Cash or Check

Simply place cash or checks (made payable to Mountainview Christian Church) in one of our offering bags that are passed during the weekend service. If you desire to mail it in, you may send it to Mountainview Christian Church, 40 E. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Be sure to indicate on the check if the funds are for the general fund or the EnVision campaign.

Stock

Mountainview has a brokerage account at Wells Fargo and accepts stock gifts. Giving stock you have owned more than one year, and which has gone up in value, may provide a double tax benefit.

The increase in value is called appreciation and can result in capital gain income tax when the stock is sold. The amount taxable is typically the sale price less than your basis, which usually is what you paid for it. In other words, if you paid $1,000 for 100 shares of stock, and later sold it for $3,000, you would pay tax on the $2,000 increase in value. However, making a charitable gift of the stock can avoid the long-term capital gain income tax.

Additionally, the amount you can deduct on your income tax return is the entire fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income of the year. The five-year carry forward of any unused deduction also applies. In the above example, the tax deduction would be $3,000, the value of the stock, rather than $1,000, the amount paid. This is in addition to avoiding the capital gain income tax.

If you are interested in donating stock, please contact Debbie James (debbie@mtnvw.org) for more information. You should also consult your tax advisor to be sure it makes sense for you.

Estate Planning

As a matter of stewardship, we encourage you to have a will or revocable living trust. Planning your estate allows your desires to be carried out when this life ends. It is one of those things that must be done to have your “house in order”. Planning is not just for the terminally ill or the elderly because life and health are unpredictable.

Consider a generous gift that will recognize the importance of Christian stewardship and provide funds for the Kingdom of God. Your will or trust can be a final statement and testimony of faith. A legacy of generosity truly recognizes “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights” (James 1:17).

The most common ways are through life insurance policies and retirement accounts such as IRA’s or 401(k)’s. Your tax advisor will be able to help you properly set things up.

Generosity FAQ's

Will I be Asked to Give Money?

While we believe that good financial stewardship involves giving back to God a portion of what has been given to us, there is no obligation or expectation for our visitors to give.

We believe that generosity is something that God wants for us and not from us. We are all on a journey of generosity, learning to freely give out of gratitude for all that God has given us.

As you prayerfully process where you are and what you give there are several ways to respond:

  • Give Something – A portion of what you have.
  • Give a Percentage – A portion of what you have on a regular basis.
  • Give the Tithe – Literally meaning 10%, this is the Biblical expectation (Malachi 3:10).
  • Give Sacrificially – There are instances and seasons when the Spirit leads us to give beyond the standard tithe.

Where Does the Money Go?

  • Helps hundreds of people hear the good news every weekend.
  • Teaches children the basics of the faith.
  • Trains students to be growing followers of Jesus.
  • Starts new churches across South Denver.
  • Supports missions partners across the world.
  • Feeds hungry people.
  • Helps people find hope and meaning that can only be found through Jesus.

Why Give Online?

A large number of us receive our paychecks via direct deposit and pay the majority of our bills online. In fact, we’ve been doing it for a long time. It eliminates the need for checks, envelopes, postage and time.

With online giving, you can schedule your tithes and offerings to be given weekly, twice a month, or at any interval of your choosing. This is the ONLY AREA of our Christian life we can make automatic. Once you do, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Why Do We Encourage Consistent Giving?

When you make a commitment to being a consistent giver it enables your church to plan effectively and it helps you build the discipline of stewardship.

What Does Tithing Mean?

Base your giving off percentages. The Bible teaches us that a tithe is the first 10% of our income. If that’s not immediately possible, pick a smaller percentage and commit to growing in your generosity.

What is Progressive Giving?

As your financial situation improves, change your percentages to increase as well. Here’s what is exciting: Not only will your generosity change the lives of our neighbors, it will change your life, too!

Why Do We Give?

That is a great question! Stewardship is a discipline to be developed, just like any other. Here are few reasons why we believe in giving to your local church:

Scripture tells us that the top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. (Matthew 6:24)

You cannot out give God, so when you trust him with your tithes and offerings, know he will bless you in return. (Proverbs 3:9-10 & Malachi 3:10-12)

Christians should be the most generous people on earth and support worthy causes. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church. (2 Corinthians 9:6 & Ephesians 3:10)