Encounter Youth

    The Encounter Youth Program at Resurrection Life Church is a powerful ministry for Gratiot County’s High School and Middle School students. Students attending Encounter youth are encouraged to Encounter God, Follow God and Share God with others.

    Students 7th-12th Grade meet Sunday night from 6:00 PM-8: 00 PM in the Encounter game room and lounge here at Resurrection Life Church for weekly youth ministry. The whole first half hour is dedicated to hangout, allowing students to have a constant outlet for positive Christian influences and opportunities to grow spiritually. At 6:30 the programmed part of the night begins led by Youth Pastor Steve Dillbeck. Students lead a large part of the evening from praise and worship to small groups and other activities.

    The Encounter Youth Team supports students in their Christian walk through facilitating youth gatherings, special events, small groups and more.

    The Gift Goes On Giving Information

    Tribute or Memorial Giving

    Tribute or Memorial Giving

    Memorial Gifts

    Honor the memory of a loved one or pay tribute to the life of someone who was special to you by making a memorial gift to The Gift Goes On campaign. With your one time donation of $250 or more, your loved one will be memorialized on our wall tree displayed in the Café area.

    Special cards for Memorial Contributions are available in The Gift Goes On kiosk. If you’d like, we will send a note to the family or the contact you provide acknowledging your generous gift.

    Honorary Gifts

    Honorary gifts are a meaningful way to express respect and appreciation for someone special in your life. Gifts can also be made to commemorate happy occasions and accomplishments of a loved one. You can honor your family, friends and loved ones at any time by making a donation to The Gift Goes On campaign. Simply complete the special card available in the kiosk.

    When you give an honorary gift of $250 or more, the name of the individual or family will be displayed on the wall tree located in the Café area. Please indicate on the card if you would like us to notify the honoree of your gift and lasting tribute. The amount of your gift is always confidential.

    Asset Giving

    Asset Giving

    Giving from my IRA

    A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is an easy and convenient way to make a gift using your assets. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can give directly from your Traditional or Roth IRA to the church.
    Important Details
    • To qualify as a QCD, the gift must be made directly from your IRA to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.
    • The charitable gift generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you may still benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
    • If you have not taken your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year, a qualified charitable distribution can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
    • Please contact Chris Hale in the church office for information on how to give from your IRA.

    Giving Stocks

    Giving securities is another way to financially support The Gift Goes On campaign at Rez Life. Appreciated securities, whether they are stocks, bonds or annuities, provide the same benefit as a cash gift and you can avoid paying Capital Gain taxes. If you are interested in giving stock to the church, please contact Chris Hale in the church office.

    Giving Real Estate

    Just like stocks or other investments, real estate appreciates over time. When you give appreciated real estate, you can generally deduct the fair market value of your gift and avoid all capital gains taxes. All types of property can be donated. Please contact the church office at 989-681-5731 if you are interested in donating real estate to the church.

    Additional Ways to Support The Gift Goes On

    Additional Ways to Support The Gift Goes On

    Amazon Purchases

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Gift Goes On campaign every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible products to RLCMM.

    • Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
    Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

    • How do I select a Rez Life when shopping on AmazonSmile?
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make after that will result in a donation. Look for Resurrection Church Mid Michigan on the list. https://smile.amazon.com/

    GoodSearch

    Goodsearch is a simple way to make a difference – each time you search the web. Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search. GoodSearch.org is powered by Yahoo.

    • How do I get started raising money for The Gift Goes On campaign with GoodSearch?
    Visit goodsearch.org and select Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan as your cause. Create a user profile and use the search box on the homepage to search the internet just like you normally would. There is no cost for this service, so consider bookmarking https:///www.goodsearch.org or making it your home page.

    GoodShop

    GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM. There are hundreds of stores to shop from including: Bath and Body Works, Bed Bath and Beyond, Gap, Gymboree, Hobby Lobby, Kohls, Pottery Barn, Shutterfly, Target, and Walmart. You can also find 25,000 plus active discounts and money-saving coupons so you can save money and give back at the same time. You can even download the Goodshop App to your phone to make shopping more convenient.

    • How do I get started?
    Visit goodshop.com and select Resurrection Life Church Mid Michgan as your cause. (Without this step, RLCMM will not receive credit) Use the Goodshop tab at the top of the homepage or go to Goodshop to visit the online shopping mall and browse through the stores and click to shop as you normally would. You pay nothing extra, but a portion of your purchase will be given to RLCMM.

    Legacy Giving

    Legacy Giving
    Any person, regardless of age can make a lasting gift of gratitude through their estate. A gift can be structured for nearly any circumstance. A legacy gift can be of any size and most commonly takes the form of a simple bequest in a will or trust that can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan tomorrow.

    You may also choose to name the church as the beneficiary of a variety of assets, including insurance policies, retirement funds (IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, annuities, pension or profit sharing plans)and financial accounts (bank accounts, CDs, savings bonds, brokerage accounts, stock portfolios).

    A legacy gift, or charitable bequest, provides a gift of money or personal property through the direction of a will. If you wish to leave a legacy gift to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan, please contact your attorney.

    Planned Giving

    What is planned giving? Simply put, planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a person’s life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate plan. Planned gifts generally make use of legal and tax strategies and/or financial products that would warrant consulting a financial or tax advisor and/or an attorney. In contrast, gifts given from a person’s cash flow is not defined as a planned gift.

    Planned gifts take a number of forms. There are outright gifts of assets such as appreciated securities or even artwork. Blah Blah Blah Planned giving serves a dual purpose. Blah Blah Blah

    Bequests

    Just takes a simple designation in your will or turst and costs nothing during lifetime. They are easy and revocable if situation changes. Most common form of a planned gift
    Estate Planning
    Wills

    How do I use my will to make a gift to the church?

    Every bequest requires a will.
    Without a will you’ll not be able to accomplish anything. Once you have a will, however, the possibilities are almost limitless.
    Give a specific item of property
    A named asset such as your home, or an issue of securities is easily given through your will.
    Give Cash
    A specified sum of cash can be given even if your assets are in another form. The non-cash assets will be liquidated and the cash distributed.
    Give a percentage of your estate
    Often times a person may choose to give a portion of their estate to several individuals and charities
    Gice the remainder
    You may wish to direct that the church receive what if left after other loved ones you’ve provided for are taken care of.
    Trusts
    Avoids probate. Just name the charity as a beneficiary
    Beneficiary Designations
    Gifts of Life Insurance
    Donate policy and deduct future premium payment, or just name the charity as policy beneficiary. Individuals typically payless than $1 for $1 of coverage.
    Charitable Remainder Trust
    Great tool for selling assets tax-free and receiving income for life; the remaining assets go to charity. It provides a steady cash flow and can be more beneficial than keeping an asset or selling it outright.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is The Gift Goes On Campaign?

    The vision and purpose of this campaign is to pay off the debt associated with the Phase 5 building renovation. Our desire is to give back to the benefactor.

    How is this different from the Phase 5 Building Campaign?

    Phase 5 was a 3 year campaign to raise funds for the building remodel and renovation. The purpose of Phase 5 has been fulfilled and the building renovation was completed in 2015. The Gift Goes On campaign has a much different purpose.

    Why a campaign?

    Some may wonder why we are doing a formal Capital Campaign to address paying back our benefactor. The Gift Goes On campaign enables us to communicate the blessings of the benefactor gift to everyone and it also gives everyone an opportunity to prayerfully consider how God would like them to be involved.

    How long is The Gift Goes On campaign?

    The campaign will last until the gift has been returned to the Benefactor.

    In what ways can I make a gift to The Gift Goes On campaign?

    Giving Opportunities:

    • Faith Promise
    • A faith promise activates your faith as you give and trust in God to provide. Please seek God’s direction and prayerfully consider how He is calling you to give.

    • Gratitude Partner
    • As a Gratitude Partner, you commit to provide ongoing support to The Gift Goes On campaign with a weekly gift of $10 or more. If 100 families can make this additional contribution on a weekly basis, it will collectively have a huge impact in helping to reach our goal.

    • Memorial Gifts
    • A memorial donation is a special way to honor the memory of a friend or loved one who is no longer with us.

    • Honorary Gifts
    • An honorary gift is a wonderful way to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life. Gifts may be made in honor of another that you wish to thank or recognize for any reason. Honorary gifts can also provide a way to celebrate many of life’s wonderful occasions, the birth of a child, a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, promotion or other important event.

    • IRA transfers
    • If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can transfer money from your IRA directly to the church without paying any income tax on the amount transferred.

    • Stocks and bonds that have appreciated
    • One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to The Gift Goes On campaign is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and can provide valuable tax benefits.

    • Real Estate that has appreciated
    • If you have a heart to give, you can make a powerful impact through a donation of real estate. You can transform your real estate into a meaningful gift and receive many financial and tax benefits.

    • Legacy Giving
    • It doesn’t take an estate of millions to leave a legacy for the future. A gift of any size is significant. Any gift can make a large impact over time because it can grow. If you would like to create a legacy of gratitude, you can structure a planned gift that will fit your particular situation and desire.

      Other:

    • Online Shopping

    • Amazon Purchases
      Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to RLCMM. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

      GoodShop
      GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM.

    • Internet Search Engine

    • GoodSearch
      Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search.

    Are Faith Promises pledges?

    No, a pledge is horizontal, made to someone. A Faith Promise is a vertical matter directly between each individual and God. Thus, the commitment is to God, not to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.

    Do I need to communicate my Faith Promise commitment to the church?

    Yes. We ask that each individual or family report their Faith Promise commitment to God by filling out the tear-off portion of the brochure. We make this request so that we can prudently plan, and be wise, Godly stewards of the collective resources God provides throughout this campaign.

    When do I communicate my Faith Promise commitment?

    We will collect our Faith Promises on Sunday, February 24, 2019. After this date, you may place your Faith Promise response card in the offering or kiosk at any time.

    FAQ

    What is The Gift Goes On Campaign?

    The vision and purpose of this campaign is to pay off the debt associated with the Phase 5 building renovation. Our desire is to give back to the benefactor.

    How is this different from the Phase 5 Building Campaign?

    Phase 5 was a 3 year campaign to raise funds for the building remodel and renovation. The purpose of Phase 5 has been fulfilled and the building renovation was completed in 2015. The Gift Goes On campaign has a much different purpose.

    Why a campaign?

    Some may wonder why we are doing a formal Capital Campaign to address paying back our benefactor. The Gift Goes On campaign enables us to communicate the blessings of the benefactor gift to everyone and it also gives everyone an opportunity to prayerfully consider how God would like them to be involved.

    How long is The Gift Goes On campaign?

    The campaign will last until the gift has been returned to the Benefactor.

    In what ways can I make a gift to The Gift Goes On campaign?

    Giving Opportunities:

    • Faith Promise
    • A faith promise activates your faith as you give and trust in God to provide. Please seek God’s direction and prayerfully consider how He is calling you to give.

    • Gratitude Partner
    • As a Gratitude Partner, you commit to provide ongoing support to The Gift Goes On campaign with a weekly gift of $10 or more. If 100 families can make this additional contribution on a weekly basis, it will collectively have a huge impact in helping to reach our goal.

    • Memorial Gifts
    • A memorial donation is a special way to honor the memory of a friend or loved one who is no longer with us.

    • Honorary Gifts
    • An honorary gift is a wonderful way to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life. Gifts may be made in honor of another that you wish to thank or recognize for any reason. Honorary gifts can also provide a way to celebrate many of life’s wonderful occasions, the birth of a child, a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, promotion or other important event.

    • IRA transfers
    • If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can transfer money from your IRA directly to the church without paying any income tax on the amount transferred.

    • Stocks and bonds that have appreciated
    • One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to The Gift Goes On campaign is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and can provide valuable tax benefits.

    • Real Estate that has appreciated
    • If you have a heart to give, you can make a powerful impact through a donation of real estate. You can transform your real estate into a meaningful gift and receive many financial and tax benefits.

    • Legacy Giving
    • It doesn’t take an estate of millions to leave a legacy for the future. A gift of any size is significant. Any gift can make a large impact over time because it can grow. If you would like to create a legacy of gratitude, you can structure a planned gift that will fit your particular situation and desire.

      Other:

    • Online Shopping

    • Amazon Purchases
      Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to RLCMM. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

      GoodShop
      GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM.

    • Internet Search Engine

    • GoodSearch
      Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search.

    Are Faith Promises pledges?

    No, a pledge is horizontal, made to someone. A Faith Promise is a vertical matter directly between each individual and God. Thus, the commitment is to God, not to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.

    Do I need to communicate my Faith Promise commitment to the church?

    Yes. We ask that each individual or family report their Faith Promise commitment to God by filling out the tear-off portion of the brochure. We make this request so that we can prudently plan, and be wise, Godly stewards of the collective resources God provides throughout this campaign.

    When do I communicate my Faith Promise commitment?

    We will collect our Faith Promises on Sunday, February 24, 2019. After this date, you may place your Faith Promise response card in the offering or kiosk at any time.