© 2015 by Camarillo Church of the Nazarene.

 office@camnaz.org |  805-482-6335

2280 antonio ave  | camarillo ca 93010

finances

what we are doing

Our greatest accountability is to God.  This is true as individuals and as a church/community.  We believe God owns everything since He made it all and that includes what we own, as individuals and as a church.  That means God gets the first and only say in what we should be investing in.  We want to share with you what we are doing in our followership of Jesus.  Below we share our teaching on biblical giving.  Please read that for why we are investing.  This section is about what we are giving to.  We invest a minimal amount into our building.  This allows us to invest more into people.  We invest a lot into our staff, which includes our pastors, our language service pastors, office admin, nursery, and other.  See below for why supporting our pastors are important.  We invest into our ministries.  Our ministries are directly connected to providing programs, events, and age group ministries in our different language ministries.  We also invest in a "GIVE" category.  This is the minimum amount of ministry that we send out of church to support missionaries, disaster relief, refugee programs, low income services, and more. 

kingdom generosity

Tithing is the practice of giving to God 10% of what we earn.  Before Moses ever received the Law, we see Abraham & Jacob tithing (Genesis 14 & 28).  In the Law we read multiple affirmations of the command to tithe (Leviticus 27, Numbers 12, Deuteronomy 18).  In Matthew 23.23, we see Jesus affirming the practice of tithing while teaching on mercy and compassion.  This makes it clear to us that tithing is a biblical principle, not just an Old Testament that Jesus nullified.  After all, Jesus said he didn't come to cancel the Law but fulfill the Law (Matthew 5).  We see tithing as obedience.  Generosity is giving above and beyond our tithe.  Last, in Paul's letters to the Corinthians, he urges the churches to pay their pastors and to store up giving so they can disperse it for needs when Paul comes to collect for the need.  We affirm supporting our pastors and our practice of regularly dispersing funds to local and international needs.

how to give

We have made it easy for you to give!  You can make a donation in any of these ways...

  1. CASH

  2. CHECK (payable to CamNaz)

  3. CARD (credit and debit)

  4. ONLINE

  5. IN PERSON.  We have giving envelopes to help you designate your gift and to help your gift private.  Make your checks payable to CamNaz.

  6. CamNaz iOS App

  7. OFFICE.  You can drop your cash or check off at our office.  If our office is closed you can deposit your gift in the mail drop.

  8. MAIL.  We can provide you with giving envelopes to mail your check.  Mail your gift to 2280 Antonio Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010.

  9. TXT.  Text your gift to 84321.  You will have to setup your account on your first time.  To make donations, text an amount to 84321.  If you would like to designate a gift, you can put a code after the amount such as "50 guest".  Se below for the different Codes.

accountability

Our finances are maintained by volunteers elected each year by the church.  We report our financial information annually to our denomination.  The relationship with our denomination provides both accountability and wisdom.  We also have various protocols in our bylaws that require accountability in our financials decisions such as hiring, acquisitions, etc. We also audit our books biannually by an outside firm.

giving codes

Codes for online TXT giving

  • vision - the CamNaz Vision Endowment

  • guest - guest speaker

  • event - CamNaz events

  • gc - gift catalogue

  • relief - disaster relief

  • nyi - youth ministry

  • care - benevolence fund

  • building - building fund or current campaign

  • camp - camp scholarship fund

  • fp - faith promise