Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I am extremely excited about what God is doing in the life of Mt. Calvary as we expand our giving to the wider community through our Tithe It Forward Initiative. We have committed ten percent (10%) of the church’s total income to charitable organizations or causes that meets the eligibility criteria.
This act of giving is a testimony of our love and commitment to put our money where our mouth is. It allows us to display love and concern to the community in a tangible manner.
I pray that we, as members of this branch of Zion, will continue to embrace and support this opportunity to show and share blessings that are ours as a result of us responding to Matthew 5: 16: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.”
As we step out on faith, remember we serve a God who is true to His word, which says to us who are obedient and willing vessels -- The Best Is Yet to Come.
In His Service,
Pastor Edwin Coffie
Pastor Edwin Coffie, Ex-Officio
Chairman: Deacon Robert Robinson
Sis. Patricia Askew
Bro. Nate Mason
Bro. George Latimer, Jr.
Trustee Stephanie Wells
Dr. James Brown, Chair of Budget and Finance Committee
The Tithe It Forward (TIF) Committee was organized January 27, 2022, as an extension of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Palm Coast’s mission effort to assist people in need through the distribution of 10 percent (10%) of the Church’s total income to eligible, charitable organizations and causes.
The mission of the TIF is to extend the church’s evangelism and mission efforts through financial donations to eligible charitable organizations and causes in a manner that supports biblical giving principles to enhance and enrich the lives of people in need.
EXAMPLE of ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS: Feeding Programs, Homeless Prevention, Disaster and Emergency Relief, Health Screening and Prevention to include minorities/underrepresented populations who are disproportionately affected, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking, Operating Support, Capital Support, Start-up churches (or churches struggling financially), At-risk Populations (including educational and counseling programs), Substance Abuse Programs, Mental Health Programs, and Evangelism.
CRITERIA: Funding priorities will be given to Christian houses of worship that are developing or expanding mission programs, evangelism initiatives, or are in financial need of a special donation, Non-profit (501(c)(3) organizations, community-based organizations.
● provide services to at-risk youth
● provide services to the homeless and for the prevention of homelessness
● provide services for the elimination and prevention of human trafficking
● provide services to needy families
● provide domestic violence and abuse services
● provide disaster and emergency relief efforts
● provide food to youth and the elderly
● offer drug and alcohol substance abuse counseling and rehabilitation to youth and veterans.
● Youth and adult mental health programs that include suicide prevention.
● Programs that offer free or reduced-cost screenings for at-risk population on healthcare issues (colorectal cancer, prostate, and breast cancers)
● High school equivalency programs
Events such as:
TIF donations in 2023 have contributed to the efforts of the Tampa, Florida-based Abe Brown Ministries’ Reentry program, which attempts to break the cycle of recidivism by supplying formerly incarcerated men and women with tools and resources to find gainful employment and successfully re-enter the workforce and society.
Funding was provided in 2022 to this Fairburn, Georgia-based nonprofit to help further its mission of mentoring and providing college scholarships to girls, working with them from middle school through high school, pairing them with professional women role models.
This Christian-based Vienna, Virginia nonprofit received funding in 2023 to help in its mission of transforming the lives of the people of Haiti through long-term and community-driven solutions in healthcare, education, and community development in this economically depressed country.
FOR AN APPLICATION, EMAIL US AT MCBCTIF@gmail.com. Please include a 150-word narrative of your organization including name, address, website, contact person (email and phone number). Also include your funding need.