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First-time users will have to register for an account and you will receive an activation email.
All gifts are tax-deductible because of our non-profit status.
For general questions concerning finances or giving, please contact our treasurer.
For more answers on church finances, see our financial stewardship FAQ below.
Financial Stewardship FAQ
The church distributes one annual contribution statement to all contributors following the end of the calendar year in which your donation(s) was given. Questions about your contribution statement can be directed to the Treasurer.
DOES THE CHURCH HAVE A BUDGET? WHO ADMINISTERS IT?
Tithes and offerings given to the church are administered based on our annual budget. Copies of the budget are available from the church treasurer. Any adjustments to budget amounts are made with the approval of our Finance Committee.
WHEN I PUT CASH IN THE OFFERING PLATE, WHERE DOES IT GO?
Van Nuys SDA Church utilizes loose offerings for designated purposes.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TITHE AND OFFERING?
The tithe is the main source of funding for the total proclamation of the gospel to all the world by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, tithe is received by the local congregation and sent on to the local conference office. From there, the tithe money is distributed according to an agreement by the world church as to how tithe funds will be used. The largest portion of the tithe is used to fund the ministry of local churches through pastoral salaries, as well as evangelism and additional services provided to the local church.
SO, IF MY TITHE DOESN’T STAY INSIDE THE CHURCH, WHERE DOES IT GO?
100% of your tithe money pays for the proclamation of the gospel worldwide. The church’s tithe guidelines outline that church and school operating expenses must not come from tithe, but rather from our offerings and gifts.
IF OUR OWN CHURCH DOESN’T GET ANY TITHE MONEY, WHY SHOULD I GIVE?
Tithe pays our pastor’s salary, for one. If we didn’t pay tithe, we couldn’t have a pastor. For a church in the Southern California Conference to maintain a full-time pastor requires more than $250,000 a year in tithes. But, if we paid only tithe, we wouldn’t have a church building, Sabbath School materials, and more.
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY EXPENSES OF VAN NUYS CHURCH?
Primary expenses are operational costs for the plant and building, educational subsidies of our local schools, children’s programs, worship service, and other programs we conduct at our church.
Thank you for your contribution and generosity!