COVID-19 was an extremely difficult time for nearly every church on the planet. But for churches in communities that went on total lockdown for extended periods of time, it was debilitating. “We went from one church in three locations locally here in Los Angeles to one church online,” says James Crocker, executive pastor of C3 Los Angeles.
In response, the team at C3 Los Angeles decided to do something totally counterintuitive: buy a new church. “It’s not logical at all, but God doesn’t call us to logical steps; He calls us to faith steps,” explains James. To help them see this dream come true, C3 LA set up a pledge campaign with Tithe.ly.
The pledge campaign allowed C3 to make it simple to give online to a specific fund for their church building. Within one month, they raised the money they needed to buy the building–going from $480k to $820k. With the support of the Tithe.ly team, the technology that makes radical generosity possible, and the kind of faith that can only come from God, C3 LA was able to move into a permanent location they could call their own.
“Tithe.ly has been an unbeatable partner for us,” says James. To learn more about how Tithe.ly can help your church build a pledge campaign, click here.