Members are encouraged to contribute to Kingdom building in various ways. The first is through personal service. The second is to use their God-given gifts. The third is through inter-member collaboration, and the fifth is through contributions to the ministry through Stripe. If you wish to support a cause, visit Video4Causes.com and make your contribution there.
Select the contribution button of choice below to access the contribution page on Stripe. Look for the quantity option to create the amount you want to contribute. Follow the instructions from there. Please note that your bank account and the record received from Stripe will serve as your receipt which you should print and save for your records. We don't issue separate receipts.
Contributions are to the ministry of the Empowered Kingdom. These may come directly to the Empowered Kingdom or through its sub-ministries. Since this is a private ministry, and participation is on Members-only basis, members are welcome to contribute.
We are affiliated with Jesus Christ alone. He said, "My Kingdom is not of this world," (John 18:36).
If Jesus did not create denominations, (which are endlessly divided), or manmade institutions and affilliations, but prayed for His followers to be unified as one, then why would we not follow Him alone? Jesus Kingdom produced remarkable results when His disciples did things His way. His way worked, and it still does! It is what He commanded. Our mission is simply to follow Him.
Contributions are used to support the ministry of the Empowered Kingdom and various sub-ministries listed on the website.
If you mean a 501(c)(3), the answer is no. We are simply an unincorporated ministry following the Kingdom building mandate of Jesus Christ.
For banking purposes only, and only where nesessary because it is a requirement that banks require in order to open a bank account.
The following from the Nonprofit issues website states the following:
What is the difference between 501(c)(3) and 508(c)(1)(A)?
"Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code is the section that describes charitable organizations that are exempt from paying federal income tax. Section 508 of the Code requires any organization created after October 9, 1969 that seeks 501(c)(3) charitable exemption to notify the Internal Revenue Service and apply to obtain an official recognition, but exempts from the filing requirement those organizations described in Section 508(c).
Section 508(c)(1) exempts in subsection (A) churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches, while subsection (B) exempts charities that are not private foundations and normally have gross receipts of not more than $5000 a year.
The religious organizations mentioned in (A) are also exempt from filing an annual Form 990 series tax information return. The small nonprofits that don’t have to file for recognition of exemption under 508(c)(1)(B) nevertheless have to file a tax information return, normally the Form 990-N electronic postcard. They will automatically lose their exempt status (even though the IRS may not know that they exist) if they fail to file for three consecutive years."
Whereas, church and ministries may be tax-exempt, individuals will have their own tax obligations. As such, all members are encouraged to speak to a qualified tax professional. "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” - Mark 12:17