FAQs

Answers to commonly asked questions.

+WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU ASKING ME TO DO?

As you have probably heard several times, we are first inviting you to seek God’s leading on what it would look like for you to recognize that WE CAN’T but God can in every aspect of your life. This is not something we can instruct, but rather, something we encourage you to pray over and then act on.

Everyone’s next step will look much different. This is why it is so important to seek God’s counsel as you prepare your gift. “The Giving Journey” lays out a common path for those who are financially invested in the church. We hope that through prayer and seeking, you will discover where you are on that journey.

If you are married, pray together and individually as you discuss what WE CAN’T will mean for your family.

+CAN I GIVE “NON-CASH” GIFTS TOWARD THE “WE CAN’T” INITIATIVE

Yes. There are often major tax savings when gifting investments such as stocks, real estate, businesses, etc. The Five14 website expands on this and presents other ways to give, such as stocks, cars and cell phones.

It is possible that the best way to maximize your WE CAN’T commitment is to give a significant non-cash gift. Contact us before you liquidate to maximize the gift and realize the tax savings. We would be happy to assist you during this process—please contact our Business Office at wecant@five14church.com to make this kind of gift your next step.

+HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT?

The original We Can’t Commitment was a two-year commitment from December 2015 to December 2017.  We would love to have you join us now! If you make a commitment now, it will be a one year commitment from December 2016 to December 2017.

+WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER GIVEN TO FIVE14 CHURCH BEFORE?

If you have never given financially to Five14 Church then this can be a fantastic first step for you. WE CAN’T is a single-fund generosity initiative. This differs from traditional giving campaigns in that, you are not being called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving—which would be two steps for a new giver. Instead, you are contributing to one fund during the two-year initiative and will be part of an amazing adventure with the rest of the Five14 family.

Look back at The Giving Journey and to get an idea of what your first step might look like.

+WHAT IF I AM NEW AROUND HERe?

We are so glad you are here, welcome! You may be wondering, “What is this all about?” The answer is: People just like you. Five14 is a unique church answering a big calling from a great God. We have thrived on every opportunity to serve the world through various events and missions and now we see that we have an even greater mission to invest in: our own church. Refer back to our “Our Past” and consider whether you would like to make Five14 your home and be part of the next two years of seeing what God can do when we all realize that WE CAN’T do this big task on our own.

+WHAT IF I AM STRUGGLING IN DEBT RIGHT NOW? AM I STILL SUPPOSED TO GIVE?

If you are in a position where you are currently making payments toward a debt, we wholeheartedly commend you for that and you should continue to do so.

We also honor God’s call to seek Him first, and believe that the rest will be given to us (Matthew 6:33). By giving back to God anything we have, He promises to be involved in every aspect of our lives—including our finances. Please contact us if you need assistance with this or would like to speak with a budgeting counselor. It would be our joy to help you.

+CAN I GIVE ONLINE?

Yes! We encourage online giving and make it very easy for you to do so. Simply click here to get started.

+What’s a “One-Fund” Campaign?

You may have been part of church campaigns in the past during which you were asked to give a second gift ‘above and beyond’ your usual gifts to make special initiatives. Like new buildings and new ministries possible. Normally, you gave that gift to the ‘Building Fund’ and you also continued to give offering to the ‘General Fund.’ This type of giving is potentially confusing to people who either don’t have a baseline for their “usual giving” or who aren’t able to really celebrate the total giving they are engaging in at Five14 in one single number. We believe that it’s is all ONE MISSION that we’re on - the mission to help people take next steps with God. So we have decided that for WE CAN’T all of our giving will go to one fund.