As a community, we take joy in the ways our faith is made stronger through giving and receiving together. There is a satisfaction that comes from following Jesus' example of generosity toward those most in need, and it is a privilege to use our resources to continue telling God's story and to help bring measurable change in the world. Share in this joy by giving financially to The River.
How is my contribution spent?
In 2 Corinthians 8:7 Paul encourages the believers in the city of Corinth by writing, "just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in the grace of giving." Then in the next verse, Paul points out that this is not a command but a test of "the sincerity of you love." Let us show the sincerity of our love by giving.
The money you give is used for the purposes of demonstrating grace. Whether it be through supporting our staff, in order to live out God's call on their lives, supporting local and global missions such as Young Life, Simple Church Ministries, Christian and Missionary Alliance Global Advance or New Tribes Missions.
"Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men and women will praise God for obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else." - 2 Corinthians 9:13
Our approach to finances is simple - allocate as much as we can to people, not programs. Then look for ways to pour into outreach while keeping rental costs to a minimum and avoid any kind-of debt. Some people might call us thrifty or tight, but to us, that sounds just about right. This way, when you give to The River, you know that your money is going for more than keeping the lights on. It's the foundation that makes it possible to do the work we were created for.
For more detailed information about how your contribution is spent contact our Treasurer at (will be updated soon).
How to Give
1. Bring a cheque or cash donation to our City Wide Gatherings and drop it in our Giving Basket. Please sign cheque "The River Church" or "The River Squamish BC".
2. Set-up a Pre-Authorized Debit payment through your financial institution. For more information about this option click here to download the form, which includes extended information and FAQ. To set-up a PAD payment, fill out this form and email back to Claudia Weiland at [email protected] or bring it with you to the next City Wide Gathering and give it to one of the elders there.
3. Give online via Tithe.ly
4. Another Way to Give
There is a River Church account at the Bottle Depot (38927 Queens Way) in Squamish, if you would like to donate the money from your bottles back to The River. If you do this, please tell the employee before they start counting your bottles.