Casa de Luz

Willow Creek está comprometido a alcanzar a aquellos que están lejos de Dios, desatando niveles sin precedentes de compasión en un mundo roto, y ayudando a cada uno de nosotros a ser más completamente devotos de Jesucristo. Tenemos el privilegio de asociarnos con la obra de Dios en el mundo usando nuestros dones y recursos a través de la iglesia local.

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Administrando nuestros recursos para extender el Reino de Dios

PushPay, la nueva plataforma para dar en línea de Willow, hace el dar a Casa de Luz más fácil que nunca. Haz clic en el botón abajo para donar por ocasión única o de manera recurrente mediante un retiro de tu cuenta de ahorros o cheques, o bien mediante tarjeta de débito o crédito.

 

Actualiza tus Aportaciones Recurrentes

La nueva plataforma, PushPay, te brinda más flexibilidad en la programación y en el manejo de tus aportaciones automatizadas. Toda aportación recurrente debe ser trasladada del antiguo sistema a PushPay.

Para cancelar tus aportaciones regulares en la plataforma anterior, haz clic en el botón abajo (ingresa y haz click en la pestaña "Recurring Contribution" y luego haz click en "Delete" a la derecha de la aportación recurrente).

Para configurar tu aportación recurrente en PushPay, haz clic en el botón abajo. Puedes usar este mismo botón para gestionar tus aportaciones recurrentes.

 

 

¿Cómo puedo dar?

Varios métodos seguros de dar nos proveen maneras convenientes de ofrecer nuestros diezmos y contribuciones económicas a Willow Creek Casa de Luz.

  • Servicios dominicales: Simplemente coloca tu efectivo o cheque en los platos de la ofrenda durante el servicio de cada domingo. Tratándose de efectivo, anota tu nombre y domicilio en el sobre. En el caso de un cheque, no es necesario el sobre; solo verifica que el nombre y la dirección estén actuales. Los cheques pueden ser a nombre de "Willow Creek" o "Casa de Luz".
  • Dar en línea: El dar en línea permite que una cantidad especificada en dólares sea retirada automáticamente de una cuenta de cheques o de ahorros. Puedes configurar tu aportación en línea como de ocasión única o bien como recurrente. Dar en línea no solo es fácil, sino también seguro. Esta opción ayuda a que los individuos y las familias permanezcan fieles en su dar aunque estén fuera de la ciudad o aunque no estén físicamente presentes en el servicio.
  • Por correo: Envía tu donativo al campus en Willow Creek Casa de Luz • 67 E Algonquin Rd • South Barrington, IL 60010. Asegúrate de incluir tu nombre y dirección en el cheque o sobre para que tu aportación sea tabulada en tu reporte anual con fines fiscales. Asegúrate de que el cheque sea a nombre de Casa de Luz o que escribas Casa de Luz en el área del memorándum.

¿Dónde serán aplicadas mis aportaciones a Willow Creek Casa de Luz?

Fondo General Operacional: Los donativos a Willow Creek Casa de Luz apoyan su Fondo General Operacional. Este fondo hace posible que se lleven a cabo los ministerios del diario y los servicios de la iglesia.

Fondos Especiales: De tiempo en tiempo, se presentan oportunidades para designar un donativo a una iniciativa ministerial específica. La Celebración de Esperanza y el Fondo de Fin de Año son dos ejemplos de fondos de iniciativa ministerial con fechas específicas de inicio y de terminación. Para designar que tu contribución sea aplicada a un fondo específico, simplemente anota el nombre de la iniciativa (por ejemplo, COH para Celebración de Esperanza y YEF para Fondo de Fin de Año) en el sobre o en la línea del memorándum del cheque. 


¿Cómo rinde cuentas Willow Creek en lo financiero?

Willow Creek es una iglesia comprometida a honrar la provisión de Dios ejerciendo una administración sabia y fiel, prácticas de negocios éticas y una plena rendición de cuentas que aseguran que la integridad financiera de Willow Creek permanezcan irreprochables.

  • Una auditoría anual es realizada por un bufete contable certificado independiente.
  • Acreditación ECFA: Willow Creek es miembro de Consejo Evangélico para la Rendición de Cuentas Financieras (ECFA, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). ECFA es una agencia de acreditación dedicada a ayudar a ministerios cristianos a mantear vigentes estándares altos para lograr una administración responsable. Para mayores informes sobre ECFA, visite ecfa.org.
  • Cualquier persona puede solicitar una copia de los estados financieros auditados de Willow Creek más recientes. Escríbanos or llámenos (224) 512-6636 con sus preguntas generales acerca de nuestras prácticas financieras.

¿Cómo puedo hacer aportaciones no en efectivo?

Mucha gente encuentra maneras creativas de contribuir a los ministerios de Willow mediante aportaciones no en efectivo. He aquí algunas opciones a considerar:

  • Acciones y Fondos Mutuos: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form below, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and send a copy to Willow letting us know how you want the funds applied:

 

  • Vehicle donations: Willow's C.A.R.S. Ministry is committed to meeting transportation needs of people who are unable to meet those needs themselves. When you donate your used car to the CA.R.S. Ministry, you receive a tax deduction and someone in need of transportation receives the reliable transportation they have been praying for. Visit the C.A.R.S. Ministry page for additional information, or call (224) 512-1775.
  • Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, and charitable gift fund donations. For additional information, contact Willow's Accounts Receivable Department or call (224) 512-6636.
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    Can I give through estate planning?

    Willow Creek has developed a way for you to consider "legacy giving" through the Stewardship Estate-Planning ministry. Designed to help you think through how to provide for your family through your estate, this ministry helps you avoid probate, minimize taxes, and support causes close to your heart. More importantly, it provides a biblical understanding of stewardship and how biblical principles can influence your estate-planning decisions.

    Willow offers quarterly workshops for those interested in learning these principles and connecting with an estate-planning professional. If you would like to be notified about the next workshop, please contact Laura Zwart.

     

    How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year's taxes?

    Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for that year's tax purposes. Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.

    Contact: Contributions Team (224) 512-6636 

    Click here to update your address, email address, or phone number on record.

    Stewarding our resources to further God's Kingdom

    Willow’s new online giving platform makes giving back to the church easier than ever. Click the button below to make a one-time or recurring gift via checking/savings account withdrawal, debit or credit card.

     

    Update Your Recurring Giving

    In 2016, we moved to a new online giving platform that enables more flexibility with scheduling and managing your automated giving. All recurring gifts need to be transferred from the old platform to the new platform.

    To cancel your recurring giving on the old platform, click the button below (login and click the “Recurring Contribution” tab and click “Delete” to the right of your recurring gift).

    To set up your recurring gift on the new platform,click the button below. You can also use this button to manage your recurring giving on the new platform. 

     

     

    How do I give?

    Several safe and secure methods of giving provide convenient ways to offer our tithes and financially contribute to the campuses of Willow Creek Community Church.

    • Weekend services: Simply place cash or checks in the offering bag during the collection at any weekend service. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Designate the Willow regional location to which you would like the offering applied.
    • Online giving: Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking or savings account. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, it's also safe and secure. This option helps individuals and families remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a weekend service.
    • By mail: Mail your donation to Willow's main campus at 67 East Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Designate the Willow regional location to which you would like the offering applied.

    Where do my donations to Willow Creek go?

    General Operating Fund: Donations to Willow Creek Community Church support its General Operating Fund. This fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church.

    Special funds: Periodically, opportunities to designate a donation to a specific ministry initiative become available. Celebration of Hope and the Year-End Fund are two examples of ministry-initiative funds with specific start and end dates. To designate your contribution to a specific fund, simply indicate the name of the initiative (e.g., COH or YEF) on the memo line of your check or on your envelope.

    How does Willow Creek uphold financial accountability?

    Willow Creek is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Willow Creek remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.

    • An annual audit is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm.
    • ECFA AccreditationWillow Creek is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA is an accreditation agency that is dedicated to helping Christian ministries uphold high standards for responsible stewardship. For more information on ECFA, visit ecfa.org.
    • Anyone may request a copy of Willow Creek’s most recently audited financial statements. Contact us or call (224) 512-6636 to ask general questions about our financial practices.

    How can I make non-cash donations?

    Many people find creative ways to make contributions to Willow's ministries through non-cash gifts. Here are a few options to consider:

    • Stocks and mutual funds: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form below, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and send a copy to Willow letting us know how you want the funds applied:
  • Vehicle donations: Willow's C.A.R.S. Ministry is committed to meeting transportation needs of people who are unable to meet those needs themselves. When you donate your used car to the CA.R.S. Ministry, you receive a tax deduction and someone in need of transportation receives the reliable transportation they have been praying for. Visit the C.A.R.S. Ministry page for additional information, or call (224) 512-1775.
  • Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, and charitable gift fund donations. For additional information, contact Willow's Accounts Receivable Department or call (224) 512-6636.
  • Can I give through estate planning?

    Willow Creek has developed a way for you to consider "legacy giving" through the Stewardship Estate-Planning ministry. Designed to help you think through how to provide for your family through your estate, this ministry helps you avoid probate, minimize taxes, and support causes close to your heart. More importantly, it provides a biblical understanding of stewardship and how biblical principles can influence your estate-planning decisions.

    Willow offers quarterly workshops for those interested in learning these principles and connecting with an estate-planning professional. If you would like to be notified about the next workshop, please contact Laura Zwart.

     

    How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year's taxes?

    Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for that year's tax purposes. Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.

    Contact: Contributions Team (224) 512-6636 

    Click here to update your address, email address, or phone number on record.

    Click here to request your current contributions statement.