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Giving By The Numbers Update

The Crossing has been giving to missions & ministry partners since our earliest days. Below is our history of giving in graphic form. It’s pretty amazing to see how our congregational generosity has grown: Our total yearly giving to missions & ministry partners topped $1 million for the first time in 2015. In 2017, our

Giving By The Numbers

The Crossing has been giving to ministry partners since our earliest days. Below is our history of giving in graphic form. It’s pretty amazing to see how our congregational generosity has grown:

  • Our total yearly giving topped $1 million for the first time in 2015.
  • In 2017 our giving took a huge leap when God enabled extraordinary giving by some of our donors. The Crossing can’t necessarily give away that much every year, but it is a good example of what can happen when people do make special gifts.
  • This took our grand total of giving to $7,996,516.

We give to:

  • Local Ministry Partners
  • Ministry Partners Around the US
  • International Missionaries & Ministry Partners

 

Source: The Crossing: Jim Beaty & Landon Cummins

Support Missionaries & Ministry Partners

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If you are looking for end-of-year giving options, consider supporting The Crossing’s missionaries and ministry partners.

You can read about our partnerships and find out how to support each of them by following this link:

Missions & Ministry Partners

Giving By The Numbers

crossinggivingtopartners2000to2015-002The Crossing has been giving to ministry partners since our earliest days. Below is our history of giving in graphic form. It’s pretty amazing to see how our congregational generosity has grown:

  • Our total yearly giving topped $1 million for the first time in 2015.
  • This took our grand total of giving to $5.38 million.

We give to:

  • Local Ministry Partners
  • Ministries Around the US
  • International Missionaries & Ministries

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Could You Live Off of 6% of Your Income?

Meet Julia and Jeff, a couple who live on just 6% of their income in order to give away $100,000 year. 20151006_101110

“Julia Wise is a social worker and her husband, Jeff Kaufman, is a software engineer. In 2013, their combined income was just under $245,000, putting them in the top 10% of US households. And yet, excluding taxes and savings, they lived on just $15,280, or 6.25% of their income.

What happened to the rest of their income, just under $100,000? They gave it to charity.

That’s 40% of their pre-tax earnings, and it’s not a one-off: They’ve donated a comparable percentage every year since 2008” (see full article here).

Does this seem crazy to you? It does to me. Granted, this couple saves a lot because they have a pretty decent income, but what is remarkable to me is how they must sacrifice in their every day life – living on just over $15,000 a year – in order to give more.