Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vision Builders?
At the heart of Vision Builders is a desire for people to be transformed by the power of Christ. It is a partnership between ordinary people and an extraordinary purpose.
Vision Builders funds the initiatives that serve this vision. It is responsible for raising the finance needed to facilitate projects and ministries that reach, build and care in Sydney and overseas.
We reach out to people so their lives can be transformed. We do this as individuals and corporately, through new and emerging media, broadcasting and starting new locations.
We build and upgrade our church locations and college facilities to create physical spaces that our people would be proud to bring their family and friends to. We build the House of God, so that people can find their home.
We care for people both in Sydney and in overseas projects that God has led us to be involved in. We become the hands and feet of Jesus as we look after the lost and vulnerable.
How can I be a part of Vision Builders?
Please prayerfully consider the level of giving that you feel is appropriate for you and your family, based on wisdom and faith. The philosophy of Vision Builders is that together we all give through equal sacrifice, not equal giving.
Make a formal commitment to give on a Vision Builders commitment card or the Vision Builders online commitment form throughout June 2019. Alternatively, you can obtain a commitment card at any time from the Next Step bar at your location.
Ways to give include:
Regular Payment: Making regular weekly or monthly contribution is one of the most simple and successful ways to fulfill your commitment.
Salary Sacrifice: You can arrange with your employer to make a deduction from your salary each pay.
Direct Credit: This can be arranged through your employer or bank. Your bank can arrange regular transfers that occur automatically. You can also arrange regular payments via internet banking. Alternatively, you can choose to make a payment from money currently available or when you receive a work bonus, tax refund or sell an asset.
Online Donation: Simply choose from one of the buttons above or download the C3 Church App and click on the ‘Give’ tab.
What are the bank deposit details?
Bank Details: Require a Tax Deduction
Account Name: C3VisionBuilders BSB: 062127 Account Number: 10189658 Reference: Your first and last name
Bank Details: Do Not Require a Tax Deduction
Account Name: C3 Vision Builders ND BSB: 062127 Account Number: 10235503 Reference: Your first and last name
IS IT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Taxation Benefits: All donations in excess of $2 given to C3 Vision Builders ABN 95 002 558 134 are tax deductible. Please seek advice from a financial advisor about how a deduction can work best for you. A Tax Receipt will be issued after the end of the Financial Year.
Other Funds: Vision Builders has set up an account that does not have tax deductibility status for those who do not need to make a tax-deductible donation. Money given to this account can be used for Vision Builder initiatives beyond the purpose approved by the Australian Taxation Office.
Can I give to Vision Builders instead of Tithing?
Vision Builders should be seen as giving in addition to the Tithe.
What if I can’t fulfill my pledge?
Firstly, we encourage people to make realistic pledges. However, we understand that sometimes events happen and for whatever reason people find difficulty in fulfilling their pledge within the timeframe. We suggest that you may still want to fulfill your pledge by breaking it down into smaller amounts over a longer period of time.
I am new to Church, should I be giving to Vision Builders?
There is no pressure for anyone to give to Vision Builders, nor is there any minimum requirement. New people who would like to give are most welcome, as is anyone who finds that our vision resonates with them.
I am in debt, should I pay off my debts or give to Vision Builders
If you are in significant debt, paying this debt should be your first priority, along with your regular Tithe. Reducing the debt to a manageable amount (or even clearing it completely) should be attempted as you also make a manageable donation to Vision Builders. Remember no amount is insignificant.
Do you need my details? I wish to remain anonymous.
You may remain anonymous if you wish, and all the details of your giving will be kept confidential. However, you will not be able to claim tax deductibility for your giving as we will be unable to provide you with a record of your contribution, which will be required as evidence for the Australian Taxation Office.
HOW DO THE FUNDS GET ALLOCATED?
Funds are spent in accordance with the initiatives presented on this website and may be updated during the year. All our accounts are independently audited annually to ensure compliance, and lodged with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.