Finances

Candlewood Church
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How is Candlewood Church Financially Supported?

Candlewood Church is supported by the gifts by those who consider Candlewood their church home. We don’t pass a collection plate at our services, instead, members can give by locating the collection box (ask an usher for help), or by giving online, or by mail. Contributions are received in the blue offering box located on the Information Table.

We believe God calls all who know Him to honor Him through financial giving (Proverbs 3:9-10), and that He is pleased when His followers do so cheerfully and not under compulsion (II Corinthians 9:7). God will continue to bless our church, its work, and our lives individually as we honor Him with what He has given us.

Our Financial Practices and Policies

If you are interested in financial details, please contact the church office.

We truly desire that money given to the church be done so freely, cheerfully, and out of genuine appreciation to God.

As a general rule, we will not use the services to share financial needs or request funds. We will annually teach on giving, conduct a fund drive for local church needs or needs in the community, and conduct an international fund drive for missions.

The tithes and offerings collected for each service are counted directly after that service by at least two designated people. The ministries and vision we have as a church are supported by the tithes and offerings of our members.

All financial decisions are made by the local pastors and the church treasurer, working together. Advice is also obtained from other members of our church in the different areas of church ministry.

All financial records are maintained by the church treasurer. We keep a complete record of all disbursements and expenses.

All members will be encouraged to give of their income both regularly and proportionately. Tithing is encouraged as a biblical principle giving us guidance as to what the proportion of our giving should be. Some members will excel in generosity and ability to give beyond their tithe.

We will do our best to help with genuine financial needs within the church. Notify one of the pastors of your need or another's need. Where there is repeated financial need, financial accountability and counseling may be required.

All expenses have receipts.

We closely maintain in our account, a minimum savings pad representing two month's church expenses. We are working toward a savings pad representing six months of expenses.

 We hope you choose to join us this Sunday, and welcome you, regardless of where you are at on your journey.