To give to The Place online via Adventist Giving, please click the button below. First-time users will have to register for an account. All gifts are tax-deductible because of our 501c-3 non-profit status. For general questions concerning finances or giving, please contact our treasurers. For more answers on church finances, see our financial stewardship FAQ below.
The Place Adventist Fellowship
1772 E Avenida De Los Arboles, Suite J
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-6109
Everyone needs to buy groceries . . . so why not join our eScrip Grocery Club Card program and send a percentage of your grocery dollars directly to programs at The Place.
Escrip is a no cost way for you to raise funds for youth and social programs at The Place. If you shop at Vons, Pavilions, or Safeway and have their Club Cards, all you need to do is register The Place as the organization you want to support. It doesn’t cost you anything and the grocery stores mail us a percentage of total sales each month. And once you sign up, there is nothing else you need to do. You can also sign up grandparents, friends, relatives, and neighbors – another easy way to support The Place financially.
Ralphs shoppers can help The Place’s charitable efforts by registering their Ralphs Rewards cards online. Ralphs gives back to The Place a portion of all your grocery spending.
The church distributes one annual contribution statement to all contributors following the end of the calendar year in which your donation(s) was given. Questions about your contribution statement can be directed to the Treasurers.
Tithes and offerings given to the church are administered based on our annual budget. Copies of the budget are available from the church treasurers. Any adjustments to budget amounts are made with the approval of our Finance Committee.
With “Company” status with the Southern California Conference (SCC), The Place can retain 100% of loose offerings.
The tithe is the main source of funding for the total proclamation of the gospel to all the world by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, tithe is received by the local congregation and sent on to the local conference office. From here, the tithe money is distributed according to an agreement by the world church as to how tithe funds will be used. The largest portion of the tithe is used to fund the ministry of local churches through pastoral salaries, as well as evangelism and additional services provided to the local church.
Offerings are collected for designated purposes. Because we’re a developing church with “Company” status with the SCC, The Place can retain 100% of loose offerings. Still, we collect for other purposes, too, such as our mission trip to Peru, the Bere Hospital in Tchad.
100% of your tithe money pays for the proclamation of the gospel worldwide. The church’s tithe guidelines outline that church and school operating expenses must not come from tithe, but rather from our offerings and gifts.
Tithe pays our pastor’s salary, for one! If we didn’t pay tithe, we couldn’t have a pastor. For a church in the Southern California Conference to maintain a full-time pastor requires more than $180,000 a year in tithes. But, if we paid only tithe, we wouldn’t have a church building, Sabbath School materials, and more.
The primary expenses are rent for our church building; educational subsidies of our local schools, CAES and NPAA; children’s programs; worship service, and other programs here at The Place.