SUPPORT FOR THE LAUNCH
There are many steps that a new church plant takes before the doors ever open for its very first service. Finding the perfect location, building a launch team, filing legal documents, acquiring operational equipment, and raising funds are all part of the process. As we have said many times before, “Church planting is never easy, but it’s always worth it!” Even though the preparation can be tedious, it needs to be done so that when we finally launch, our focus can solely be on God and on people.
For centuries, each new church has been established by groups of interested and like-minded individuals who all wanted to see God’s Kingdom be extended in the earth. Some gave time (physical labor), same gave talent (fulfilling leadership roles), and others gave treasures (financial resources). This combination of efforts ensured the success of each local church plant. So, as Artisan gets ready to launch, we want to tell as many people as possible about our vision. It will take the time, talent, and treasure of many, but we believe that there are many that will want to partner with us and with what God wants to do in San Diego.
Here are 3 ways you can partner with Artisan SD:
‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). We should never underestimate the power of specific prayer. We will need lots of it. Daily. We truly believe that your prayer will make a significant difference in our efforts. Please pray that the Lord’s will be done. Pray that Adrian and Lisa would be strong and courageous in their efforts. Pray for favor in the city. Pray that the enemy’s plans against us would be thwarted.
2. JOIN WITH US:
Many hands make light work. Planting a church is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something new and exciting. We will need help in many different areas, such as searching for an ideal church location, setting up equipment, leading worship, organizing teams to reach out to our city, and more. If you feel compelled to join us, whether long term or short term, we will have a place for you.
3. GENEROUS GIVING:
Planting a church takes finances. Our intention is to keep overheads as low as possible without affecting the quality of ministry. Our annual goal for outside support is $138k per year for the first two years. This amount will go toward building rental/lease, advertising, equipment, accounting, and salaries. We are asking you to pray about partnering with us financially with either a one-time gift or with a monthly donation for two years.To see our partnership goal with the different levels of monthly financial commitment, download our support letter (below).
Artisan San Diego is currently in the process of filing for their 501(c)3 religious non-profit status. Upon completion, the IRS issues a tax ID number for Artisan. Although the IRS already recognizes all religious organizations as legitimate churches without this ID number, this formal filing gives contributors additional peace of mind when including their tax-deductible contributions in their tax return.
Once Artisan’s filing is complete, a link will be provided on this page to begin receiving contributions. However, if you prefer begin donating today, please make checks payable to “Artisan Christian Church” and mail to: 1475 Lost Creek Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915. These contributions are still 100% tax-deductible on your tax return, per IRS publication 1828, page 3. (below).
“Automatic Exemption for Churches – Churches that meet the requirements of IRC section 501(c)(3) are automatically considered tax exempt and are not required to apply for and obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.” IRS Publication 1828, page 3.
Lead Pastor & Servant of Christ
Artisan Christian Church, San Diego