FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
That is completely up to you. However, we ask that you participate in the entire Ready to Rescue initiative to determine what God would have you give.
A personal pledge above and beyond your regular giving that is a private communication with The Grove and it helps us project what financial resources we be available as we prepare for the future. This permits The Grove to make wise decisions when it comes to building here and investing there.
Why Is There A "KickStart" Gift?
A “kickstart” offering is necessary for two reasons. First, lenders will require a down-payment on a construction load to build the facility. It also shows any lender that giving potential is adequate to pay our loan. Second, a project of this scale includes upfront costs that exceed our regular giving.
Can I Donate Something Other Than Cash?
You can give real estate, stocks, bonds, coins, gold, cars, boats, etc. This is a valuable way to leverage your giving directly to the ministry and take full advantage of the available tax benefits.
Is A Pledge A Legal Obligation?
No, your pledge is a not a legal obligation. The pledge card is used for budgeting and projection purposes as we plan our building and outreach efforts.
We all turn in our pledge cards on November 3 and give our kickstart gift on November 17. The 3 year giving period for Ready to Rescue begins on January 1, 2020. If you want to give earlier, that’s okay. Simply write “Ready to Rescue” in the memo of your check or online.