Vision Builders is our church’s sacrificial giving program where we collectively stretch to expand the vision of C3. Currently our focus is acquiring a property to be a place where people of all backgrounds and faith journeys can connect to the life found in Christ.
Giving is not about equal amounts but equal sacrifice. Consider what God would have you do to take part in Vision Builders!
Through the “IRRATIONAL LOVE” of C3 Toronto, we are proud to announce the purchase of a property in downtown Toronto. We have donated its use to Matthew House, a charity whose vision is to welcome refugees in Canada. Now there are 8 young refugees living in the house.
That’s right, church!! We took this incredible step in taking ground purchasing this piece of property. After all, that is the vision of VISION BUILDERS, so why not change lives along the way?!
Those warm cozy feelings of HOME for many are overshadowed by war, oppression and hate causing them to flee their homes and countries, some even leaving their family behind. Through the faithful giving of C3 Toronto we were able to put down a 65% deposit on a $800K property in downtown Toronto, and in October 2017 we handed the keys over to Matthew House for their use.
In April 2018, we announced that through your faithful giving, we were able to pay the debt off in full! The story doesn’t stop there – we are continuing to give so that we can create a place of refuge in our city. Join in, there’s room for you too!
Prayerfully consider the level of giving that God is calling you to. Your decision should be based on wisdom, prayer and faith. Remember, the philosophy of Vision Builders is equal sacrifice, not equal giving. We recommend that you involve your C3 connect leader in this process.
All donations in excess of $2 given to Vision Builders are tax deductible. A tax receipt will be issued after the end of the financial year. Therefore, when you consider tax returns at the end of the year, the real cost of your contribution can be significantly less than the amount donated.
We recommend giving via pre-authorized debit or credit card. Making a regular weekly or monthly contribution is one of the most successful ways to fulfill your commitment. Simply check the P.A.D. section on your commitment card and we will contact you to set it up.
Prefer to give via Auto Credit, Pre Authorized Debit or to give a one time gift (Paypal)?
There is no pressure for anyone to give to Vision Builders, nor is there any minimum requirement. New people who would like to give are most welcome, as is anyone who finds that our vision resonates with them.
We encourage you to make a commitment that stretches your faith, but is not super unrealistic. If you are finding it difficult we ask you to continue to seek the Lord for direction & strategy to remain financially a part of this Vision. Remember that He is bigger than our circumstances and desires to move greatly in your life.
Vision Builders should be seen as giving ‘over and above’ the tithe.
If you are in out of control debt, paying it off should be your second priority, after your tithe. Reducing the debt to a manageable amount (or even clearing it completely) should be attempted as you also make a manageable gift to Vision Builders. Remember, no amount is insignificant.
All the details of your giving will be kept confidential. However if you choose to give anonymously, please be aware that you will not be able to claim tax deductibility for your giving.
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Like you, we look forward to the day when we can physically gather together again.
We are encouraged that the government in Ontario has been loosening restrictions over the course of this past week.
As we look at next steps, our priority continues to be your health and wellbeing. We want to be responsible and ensure your safety is paramount as we consider re-opening.
With this said, we will not be meeting physically for the foreseeable future. We are actively working on a plan for when we will be able to gather together physically. We will be communicating in the Weekly Dose, on our website and via social media as we move closer to a reopening date.
For now, we will continue to gather together Online on Sundays, and virtually in our Connect Groups each week until further notice. We look forward to continuing to worship with you on Sundays and chatting with you via the Online Experience.