The main part of the church’s income is gifts.
For 2018 you can get deduction from your taxable income for gifts to voluntary organizations up to 40 000 NOK. By registering your gifts/tithe to Betel, you can get a deduction from your taxable income of up to 25 % of the amount. You get the maximum deduction of 10 000 NOK if you give at least 40 000 per year which equals 3333 per month). If you give 3000 per month, which equals 36 000 per year, next year in June you get 9 000 NOK of the gift/tithe in tax deduction (see the tax authorities webpage for more information). To utilize this opportunity, your gifts have to be registered on your personal identity number. This can be accomplished in two different ways:
- Direct debit form.
Register a regular direct debit form. This form must be delivered with your signature to become valid. The direct debit form can be delivered directly to the church office, to one of our hosts at a church service or by mail to:
Pinsemenigheten Betel, Trondheim
Note that it may take 4-5 weeks before the direct debiting becomes active. You may skip a month, change the amount or cancel the direct debiting at any time.
- By Internet Bank or by giro to Betel’s account 3000.33.70700
Note your full name and personal identity number the first time you give a gift to our new account.
- Direct debit form.
If you want, you may also mark you payment with:
- Betel’s shared account for gifts and tithes
- Betel’s International Service
We believe in the biblical principle of tithing, which for instance is mentioned in Malachi 3:10:
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the LORD Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.Malachi 3:10
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2. Corinthians 9:6-12