Thank you for taking the One Percent Challenge!

We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to embark on this transformative journey with us. By increasing your giving and saving one percent at a time, you’ll impact your financial future and experience spiritual growth as God uses your generosity in meaningful, powerful ways.

Below, you’ll find a number of resources and ideas to help you take your next step. Let’s grow together, one percent at a time!

Ideas for Saving

Not sure how to begin? Here are some ideas that might help you get started.

Set a specific savings goal
Whether it’s building an emergency fund or saving for a vacation, down payment or retirement, having specific objectives can provide motivation and direction.

Automate your savings
Set up automatic transfers from your checking account to your savings or investment accounts. Automation ensures that savings are a consistent priority.

Review goals periodically and adjust percentage accordingly
Aim to raise it by another percentage point every few months or annually.

Consult a financial advisor
For those with more complex financial situations or investment goals, seeking advice from a financial advisor can be beneficial. They can provide personalized guidance.

Ideas for giving

Giving to Fairhaven
When you give to Fairhaven, you help people find hope here in our area and around the world. Your generosity makes it possible for us to impact children, students and adults through our ministries, to come alongside the under-resourced in our community, to support our global staff serving around the world, and so much more.

There are four ways to give to Fairhaven:

  1. Give onlineVisit our give page to get started
  2. Text to give – Text the word “give” and an amount to the number 32000
  3. Mail – Send a check to your campus
  4. In person – Drop your gift in the box as you leave our services

Supporting our Ministry Partners
This challenge is not about Fairhaven Church. It’s about the transformative power of generosity, fostering spiritual growth, and witnessing God fulfill His promise to provide and use our gifts to impact others. If you are more comfortable directing your extra one percent of giving to our ministry partners, here is a list of organizations we support, who share our values and help people find hope in unique and specific ways.

Christian and Missionary Alliance: Great Commission Fund
Our denomination’s fund to maintain gospel access among the least-reached peoples in the United States and around the world.

Christian and Missionary Alliance: Project Reimagine
Our denomination’s transition to a new, revolutionary new headquarters in central Ohio that will boost both local and global impact

CAMA Relief & Development
The humanitarian and relief arm of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, dedicated to providing aid and support to communities in need around the world

Victory Project
Local mentoring and personal development program for disengaged young men, empowering them through education, entrepreneurship and enlightenment

Care Portal
A platform connecting caring people to the needs of kids and families in crisis

Hope Rising
Local organization providing support, counseling, and resources to women facing unplanned pregnancies

Good Shepherd Ministry
Local Christian agency providing social services to men in recovery and/or reentry

Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Local organization providing essential items and support to children and families facing challenging circumstances

Miami Valley Leadership Foundation
Organization empowering and supporting leaders, churches, and communities in their efforts to address social and spiritual needs

Isaiah 117
Organization providing safe and nurturing spaces for children removed from their homes while awaiting placement in foster care; Montgomery County location launching soon

Think Tank
Local organization empowering people to rethink poverty alleviation and partner with those affected to create lasting change.

More Than Money sermon series

Living an abundant life requires both natural steps and God’s supernatural power. When we follow timeless financial wisdom from the Bible while courageously stepping out in faith, we create the space for God to work wonders that extend beyond our finances and have an impact that’s about way more than just money.

Check out the messages from our More Than Money sermon series for expanded ideas and biblical principles we can use to guide our personal finances.