Because not everybody walks around with a chequebook in their pockets, we have come up with a few different ways for you to give your tithes and offerings. Find the one that works best for you!
Regular withdrawals. You can set up a regular withdrawal from your bank account (monthly, bi-weekly, weekly) so that it comes out automatically. Please contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get the paperwork to you to get you signed up.
The church can be listed as a payee for online banking. If you'd like to use this option, please contact Cheryl at email@example.com and we can help you get set up (it takes a few weeks to do this as it must be done through National Office)
You can give through E-transfers at your financial institution. Email money to firstname.lastname@example.org and with the question to transfer money "What is the name of the church?" and the password with no capitals "northridge".
Each Sunday morning, we have a time of Offering. When you give on Sundays, you can put your tithes and offerings in a NorthRidge envelope with the appropriate information. Then, a tax receipt will be issued to you for your donation. When you choose to put cash in the offering bag, that is automatically designated to targeted outreach programs (outside of NorthRidge.)
This can be done online, but please note that there is a processing fee (2.95%) that comes off your donation each time you give through Paypal.
This is Brent and Michelle Ellingson. In February of 2016, Brent and Michelle were sent by NorthRidge to Nicaragua to live and to serve. There's a lot more to their story, (click the link to hear their story,) but the heart of the matter is that they've responded to God's call on their lives to sell everything and live as missionaries in Nicaragua.
Brent will be using his giftings as a builder and project manager (along with many other giftings) to serve under the banner of eMi (Engineering Ministries International.) The link will tell you about what they'll be doing with eMi, but if you know Brent and Michelle, you'll know that their "role" isn't limited to a ministry-description. As a couple, they've already served on numerous short-term missions trips. They are going to be in Nicaragua to see people's lives changed because of the transformational power of the gospel.
If you'd like to follow along in their adventures, keep in touch by following their blog. Brent and Michelle are committed to doing their part to stay connected to our church family here in Canada and we're committed to doing the same! So, if you'd like to reach out and connect with the Ellingsons, we'd really encourage you to do so! You can simply visit the Contact Us page from their website and send a message from Canada directly to our missionaries in Nicaragua!
Finally, if you want to help be a "witness... to the ends of the earth", you can pray and give. This is a fantastic opportunity in that you'll see every penny of your gifts go directly to the ones you're giving to.
The Ellingsons are on a mission to see lives changed for eternity and we are invited to join in for the ride!
When we give at NorthRidge, we're looking to make a positive difference. Have a look at the groups and organizations who we help to make a positive difference in our "Judea & Samaria".
A Christ-centered recovery program for every hurt, hang-up or habit.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step program for those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change.
Click here or on the Celebrate Recovery logo for more information.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming, even when you have a strong network of support around you. It’s even harder when you are alone. Our peer counsellors are here to provide a listening ear. We are available to discuss with you all your options – adoption, parenting, and abortion – in a caring and respectful manner.
Click here or on the WomanCare logo for more information.
Youth Unlimited is an organization that does a lot of good, but one of the things we love most about them is that they are in the schools of Maple Ridge. Specifically, three of our NorthRidgers are working directly with kids from our communities to walk through life with them.
In addition, we get to partner with Youth Unlimited to provide a breakfast every Friday morning at Thomas Haney. It is a fantastic opportunity to serve (during the week) where we worship on Sundays.
Click here or on the Youth Unlimited logo for more information.
We view the "Jerusalem" in Acts 1:8 as the church of NorthRidge. To fulfill our calling to be "witnesses in Jerusalem", we do all that we can to provide the location and resources in the background so that we can effectively disciple the families of NorthRidge through fellowship, music worship and teaching.
When you give your tithes and offerings at NorthRidge, you will see that we steward these finances with inward frugality. Our leaders are excellent at running their "departments" simply, but with great results.
We are determined to get the most out of every penny that comes into NorthRidge. Our focus is on providing every opportunity to be discipled, while maintaining an "outward focus" when it comes to giving.
What you'll find is that we're a church family who practices what we preach. We believe that generosity is one of God's characteristics and we want to follow His model. When you give to NorthRidge, we'll be generous in our attempts to welcome people in and disciple them, but we'll be even more generous at looking outwardly to see people - who aren't a part of NorthRidge - come to know our great God!
Ryan Douglas is NorthRidge's director of finances.
This may sound like quite the ivory-tower title, but really Ryan's all about obedient stewardship. Since the initial church-plant, Ryan has helped to balance the books while maintaining NorthRidge's mandate of generosity.
While Ryan works mostly behind the scenes, he's always available to talk hockey or about why it is important for everyone to tithe. :)
Ryan Douglas - director of finances