We believe God is the giver of all good things and the source of our riches. Giving back to Him and to others with our time and treasures is a source of great blessing. If you consider Freshwater your home, we hope you will join us showing others the love of God through generosity. Thank you for helping us realize God's plan for Freshwater and this community. Together, we can continue to share the life-changing message of Jesus.
Money is a pretty important part of our lives. The Bible mentions money over 800 times, so it is clearly important to God too. When we talk about how money merges with our faith, we talk in terms of stewardship.
We believe that God is the source of all our wealth and that He has made us managers - or stewards - of those resources. We believe managing our money is primarily a faith issue. Trusting God with our money shows that we have faith in Him as our provider.
We're bombarded by a multitude of things that demand our attention and our time, and not just at church. In today's technology driven world, it isn't reasonable to expect everyone to give by check or cash on Sunday. So, to help make regular giving easier, you can now give online. This option allows you to set up one-time and recurring gifts using a savings or checking account, or a debit/credit card. It takes just a minute to set up your profile. You'll have instant access to change your gift at any time, without the need to fill out additional paperwork or stop by the church office. As in the past, you'll still be able to print your yearly giving statement using My Freshwater. We hope this option makes it easier for all of us to be faithful with our finances -- in a way that fits our busy lives in today's technology driven world. If you have any questions, please call the office at (269) 657-6500.
If you prefer to set up a traditional ACH, download and print this form.
You can now make a contribution to Freshwater with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 269.476.4466 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount (example: $25). Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
You can set up a repeat gift via text, schedule a recurring gift, and more. Check out this FAQ, and contact our office if you have other questions.
Ten years ago, God moved on behalf of Freshwater and led us to a temporary location in an old warehouse on Red Arrow Highway. Today, God has again moved like only He can... by blessing us with a permanent home for just $1.00! He has taken us one amazing step closer to our dreams of developing a center for life change.
In order to continue moving our ministry forward, we took a special First Move offering on Oct. 18, 2015. In a way that only God can provide, we raised nearly $180,000. We're now using those funds to make immediate repairs to the building to make way for a community center.
We're committed to spreading the love of Jesus outside our church, into our community and around the world. These are a few of the ministry partners we're committed to helping.
More than 19,000 children under the age of 5 die each year from hunger, poverty and disease. Those aren't just numbers -- those are people! And we're committed to saving as many lives as possible. So, every year, our youth groups commit to fast for 30 hours to raise money and awareness for hungry children around the world. Since 2008, you've helped us raise $32,000 for World Vision. With your help, we're saving children's lives!
ActiveWater uses grassroots organizers to bring clean water and sanitation to impoverished communities around the world. Your willingness to give has allowed Freshwater to donate $14,000 to ActiveWater since 2010. That's enough money for two brand new wells, in communities where families didn't have access to clean water! We're making an impact and reproducing the love of Jesus in our community and around the world. Those efforts wouldn't be possible without your support. To learn how you can get involved, Visit ActiveWater.org or contact the church office.
The India Rural Evangelical Fellowship is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing education and the love of Jesus Christ to children in southern India. For more information about IREF, see their website or contact our office.
Samaritan's Purse sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world. In 2013, the ogranization delivered 9,985,210. These gifts, lovingly packed by people like you, will give Operation Christmas Child ministry partners the opportunity to share God’s love and the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ with children around the world. In the last three years, you've helped us pack and ship 747 shoeboxes.
Wings of God is a group home for women who were previously incarcerated. Freshwater helps support Wings of God in a variety of ways. To find out how you can help, visit wingsofgodinc.org or contact our office.