As believers we are called to tithe and give offerings to help the church further the mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around us. To “tithe” literally means to give 1/10th of your best of your income. An offering is any amount above a tithe that is given to the church.
When you give, first a portion of all money received is sent to help fund missionaries in both local and foreign mission fields. With the remaining, church officials have designated budgets to help ministries and teams to complete the work of reaching others.
At times we collect for different causes such as: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, Benevolence Fund (money to be used to help others in need such as electrical bill, clothes, etc), and special Building Projects (windows and door Project).
If God has called you to pay your tithe and offerings with cash or check, those are typically collected on Sundays during our worship service, or they can be sent to our church office (please do not mail cash). Online giving has made the task much simpler and easy. Once your account is created, you can setup recurring giving, have an emailed receipt for tax purposes, and even set reminders to give again. Online giving can be done with electronic checking accounts or credit/debit cards.
Starting this in (2019), our church has moved to Planning Center Giving. With Planning Center, we have new features to help our members give. And begin our new system as we ring in the New Year.
Some of the features that will be offered through Planning Center Giving are:
- Fast, easy, secure online debit/credit card or ACH bank transfer
- Text-To-Give: Text Any amount to 84321
- One Time or Recurring donations
- See giving history (even cash/check not given online)*
- Email receipts and statements
*Cash and Checks that are given as donations to our church must be clearly marked from the correct user to show online. Please use our church envelopes with your full name when giving with either checks or cash.