WHY DO WE GIVE?
Our giving philosophy at ELC is built upon the simple premise that we are most like God when we give. John 3:16 reminds us that “…God so loved the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son…”
There are 3 simple but profound Life Lessons that we learn from John 3:16 about True Biblical Generosity:
- It is always motivated by love not law – God loved so He gave
- It reveals our priorities and the things we value most – He loved the WORLD
- It is measured not by what we give, but by what we keep for ourselves. God held nothing back. He gave His very best; His only begotten Son
Secondly, we believe that generosity toward God within the context of the local church is a Kingdom minded disposition. This means we understand as believers, that God has given us stewardship over, not ownership of, the financial and material resources entrusted to us for the purpose of advancing His Kingdom agenda in the Earth.
It is our goal at Elevate Life to empower every member to be a faithful steward by following the timeless principles of giving we find in God’s Word.
CLICK HERE to download the ELC Giving Booklet and learn more about Giving at Elevate Life Church.
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When you give to ELC, it effects change not only in Frisco, but in the world. ELC partners with all kinds of ministries to be a part of initiating what God wants to see happen in the earth.
Operation Elevation - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Frisco community. Its goal is to meet the benevolent needs of those in our community and around the world. Operation Elevation supports agencies like Frisco Family Services, and have been instrumental in helping families and communities during major catastrophic events. Operation Elevation relies on corporate and individual donations as well as major fundraisers to fulfill this mission.
The Samaritan Inn (Local) – The only homeless shelter in Collin County, Texas. Their mission is to provide transitional refuge for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, who desire self-sufficiency; and to provide temporary emergency shelter to families and individuals in crisis. Visit their site at www.thesamaritaninn.org to find out more.
Matthew Barnett & The Dream Center (Los Angeles and New York) - Houses over 500 people who are being rehabilitated to become who God wants them to be. Over 35,000 people a week receive food and many other services. The Dream Center meets the spiritual and physical needs of the greater Los Angeles and New York community. Since 1996, there have been over 130 Dream Centers launched throughout the world. For more information visitwww.dreamcenter.org
Christine Caine & A-21 Campaign – The A21 Campaign is raising awareness, taking legal action, rescuing, rebuilding and restoring women and children from human sex trafficking. For more information visit www.thea21campaign.org
Larry Myers Ministries (Latin America) – Oversees the establishment of hundreds of churches throughout Mexico and other Latin American countries, as well as two major ministry centers. Which include churches, medical clinics and Bible schools.
M. Samuelkutty (India) - The president of Indian Christian Mission and Faith Fellowship Church. This family is spreading the Gospel, planting churches, training missionaries and educating the rural population of India. Indian Christian Mission has established 3 schools as well as vocational training facilities for the poor.
Watoto Ministries (Uganda) – They exist to provide a solution to the millions of children who live orphaned in Africa because of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Over 1,500 children, infants and toddlers are being raised and cared for in child care villages in Kampala, Uganda. Watoto Ministries are in the process of building a child “village” to specifically target rescued and escaped child soldiers.
David Plymire (China) – Ministers to the unreached of China through the building of cell groups and churches.
Rich Wilkerson & Peacemakers (Miami) - Peacemaker’s seeks to serve and mentor individuals and families who are in a crisis by helping them move into self-sufficiency.