At Real Life, we believe generosity matters! We believe too that our generosity is an act of worship. How we view our finances and how we share our finances communicates something about the position of our hearts. Jesus told us that our treasure follows our hearts (Matthew 6:21), and with that in mind we want to live in such a way that our finances communicates our heart’s dependence on God. By giving back to God, we are aligning our hearts with him and depending more and more on him for his provision.
Real Life is more interested in your discipleship and the position of your heart than your finances. We never want to communicate ‘give’ simply to give. Rather, our desire is to communicate give because your heart is in line with what God is calling you as his disciple to do: be generous!
Our encouragement: dive in and see what God does as you give. We don’t give to get, but we know too that we receive incredible blessings from God as we live a disciplined life for his purposes. We are blessed as we align our hearts with his desires.
Know this too, Real Life practices generosity by giving 12% as well. We are actively involved in supporting ministries outside our walls – both locally and globally.
Online giving is a safe and convenient method to support the ministries of Real Life. Not only are you deciding to give purposefully in advance (a huge step of faith), but you are also building the church by providing consistency and allowing us to better plan our operations such as local and global outreach. You may choose a one-time gift option or schedule a repeating gift that can be altered by you at any time.
Need to make changes to your online giving schedule, click here for instructions.
Changing / Deleting a Recurring Gift
To remove a recurring gift:
- Log into your Easy Tithe account.
- Click the Scheduled Giving tab
- Select the donation you want to delete. If you have multiple recurring donations in place, choose the specific schedule at the top right of the screen.
- Click the “Delete Schedule” button at the bottom of the screen
NOTE: If you would like to make changes to an existing recurring gift (i.e.: credit card info, expiration date, gift amount), you will first need to deactivate the current schedule. Then, create a new schedule with the necessary changes.
Real Life also offers a text-to-give option. Texting your offering is simple and safe. Send a message to 757.272.1316 and you will be sent a link to quickly have any offerings taken from the credit/debit card you choose. Once you set up the account, you simply text the amount you want to give and you’re done. *Note this number is for the General Fund only.
If you would like to text your gift to the Elevate initiative, send a message to 757.272.1458 with the dollar amount and the word “elevate.” *Note you must include the word “elevate” or your gift will be transferred into the General Fund.
Need to make changes to your Text Giving account, click here for instructions.
Updating Text / SMS Donor Profile
Once you become a Text Giving donor, a text giving profile is created that matches your device with a card which is stored for future use. If you need to update the card used for Text Giving, you can reset it by texting the word “reset” to 757.272.1316. This will remove any saved payment information, and allow you to set up a new payment method. You will receive the following message when resetting the profile:
“Saved card information successfully removed. Please register your card information again when making your next gift by texting an amount to this number.”
You can then begin the donation process again by texting your new gift amount to 757.272.1316.