Advent Newsletter Excerpt | Giving at Living Hope

Each year we seek to be good stewards in our giving! Below you can find a breakdown of where the ‘average dollar’ goes at Living Hope.

MINISTRY | 48 cents (staff + ministry + admin) 

Just under half of the giving at Living Hope goes into making sure ministries can run. This includes our Sunday Services, Youth, GEMS and Cadets, Young at Heart, Small Groups, the Margaret Stenersen Breakfast program and more! Much of our costs can stay so low because of the creative work of our volunteers. We are so grateful for the hours people put in to run ministries that help both children and adults grow in who they are in Christ.

BUILDING | 16 cents (maintenance + facilities/operations, + debt serving) 

We can run many of our ministries because we have a building and the maintenance of this is only 16 cents of every dollar. A portion of the building costs is debt repayment, as we are still financing the sanctuary renovation and parking lot update. What a gift it is to have a well cared for building – allowing our ministries to run and also communicating to our community that we are a hopeful people who love the place that we are in.

SPECIAL CAUSES | 36 cents  (missionaries + global + local)

Over a third of our giving is devoted towards ministries that are outside of our church walls. We are a church that gives generously to the varied organizations that we support both locally and globally! For a full list of our partnered organizations that make up our special causes click here.