4% Back to the Community

The Vineyard Church Generosity Fund continues in 2023! All this year we’re giving 4% of our general offerings back to our community.

In the fall of 2019, the leadership of Vineyard Church sensed God calling us to make 2020 a year for living generously.  In addition to our ministry to the poor and general budget expenditures for local, national, and global outreach, we felt led to give a set percentage of our monthly tithes and offerings to a local cause, charity, or ministry that was not affiliated with Vineyard Church.  In 2021, we gave away more than $39,000! In 2022, we gave away more than $35,000! And we’re doing it again in 2023! This expression of generosity is made possible because of those who faithfully give to Vineyard Church.

Generosity Fund

January 2023

$3,000 for Medical Expenses for Justin Gilstrap

Justin is the 11-year-old Columbia County boy who was mauled by pitbulls while riding his bike. These funds will help Justin’s family with his enormous medical expenses.

February 2023

$2,000 for Safe Homes of Augusta.  This local agency provides support and resources to victims of domestic violence. Their mission is to transform victims of domestic violence to survivors.

March 2022

$2,500 to Reaching Hands Adoption Ministry.  This local group supports families in the CSRA who are pursuing foreign and domestic adoption with information, encouragement, and financial assistance. Vineyard Church’s gift will be used to help ease the financial burden of adoption.

April 2022

$3,750 to Heritage Academy.   Heritage Academy is an inner-city independent school that seeks to provide a Christ-centered education to the children of      low-income families.  Our donation will be used to provide scholarships for students.

May 2022

$3,000 to Christ Community Health. CCM’s mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality health care.  CCM recently opened its third clinic in South Augusta and is slated to open a pediatric clinic later this year.  Our gift will help CCM continue to provide quality medical and dental care to individuals and families in our community who have limited options.

June 2022

$2,500 to Project Refresh. This is a local organization that serves Augusta’s homeless by providing mobile showers at various locations throughout our community.  Our gift will help fund their mobile operation and provide basic toiletries and supplies – providing hope one shower at a time.

July 2022

$3,000 to Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity. The local chapter of this global organization brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope for those in need of shelter.  Our gift will help with the completion of a new home currently being built for a single mother and her 10-year-old son.  This home is the chapter’s first home since the beginning of COVID and is slated to be finished by the end of the year.

August 2022

$3,200 to Cancer Support Services(formerly The Lydia Project) This local organization assists cancer patients with their financial and emotional needs during treatment, including lodging and transportation services, to facilitate healing and create better outcomes. They also offer prayer support to patients and their families.

September 2022

$2,250 to The Family Y’s “A Place to Dream”.  This program of the Family Y provides a bed, mattress, linens, and a Bible to local low-income children who don’t have one. Since 2017,  this local program has provided 1,360 beds. Our gift will provide nine beds.

October 2022

$4,000 to iCare4.  This local organization serves women and children who have been victimized by sexual exploitation, as well as those who are at risk of being victimized.

November 2022

$3,000 to Bridge Ministry.  For almost 15 years, this local ministry has served the poor and homeless of the Augusta area with a weekly food outreach and through other on-going services.

December 2022

$3,000 to Augusta Rescue Mission.  The Rescue Mission is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in Augusta.  They provide a free emergency shelter for men over 18 who need a place to stay for the evening.