Giving is a normal part of the worship life for a follower of Jesus. It is no more or less important than any other way we follow Jesus (praying, Bible reading, serving others, etc.). Giving is essential to worshiping God (Proverbs 3:9), following Christ (2 Corinthians 8:7), and growing spiritually (2 Corinthians 8:8).
In the New Testament, giving is to be done:
- Regularly - as a lifestyle (1 Cor 16:2)
- Proportionately - as a percentage of income/assets (2 Cor 8:14)
- Joyfully - not because you have to (2 Cor 9:7)
This clip is from the message series: Principles of Giving.
- Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds - Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Grace is an easy two-step process.
- Real Estate Property - Developed or undeveloped land and buildings.
- Personal Property - Vehicles, boats, planes, jewelry, artwork, and collections.
- Bequests - Include Grace as a bequest recipient through a will or trust.
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Q: Does Grace have an Annual Report? Open or Close
Check out our 2014 Annual Report!
Q: I'm new to online giving, how do I get started? Open or Close
Getting started is easy! Your first step is to create a "MyGraceChurch" account by clicking here.
Q: I have a "MyGraceChurch" account. How do I give online? Open or Close
You can log in to your "MyGraceChurch" account and give online by clicking here. Once you're logged in click "Online Giving."
Q: Do I need a "MyGraceChurch" account to give online? Open or Close
No, you can give without a "MyGraceChurch" account by clicking here.
Q: How do I schedule a recurring gift? Open or Close
You can setup a recurring gift by clicking here. Also, you do not need a "MyGraceChurch" account to setup a recurring gift.
Q: Why do I need a "MyGraceChurch" account? Open or Close
Having a "MyGraceChurch" account allows you to see your giving history, download contribution statements, and see your pledge balances.
Q: If I give online and do not log in to "MyGraceChurch" will the donation be posted to my profile? Open or Close
Yes, we have automated systems that link your "not logged in" contributions to the correct profile.
Q: Is there an easy way to view my giving history? Open or Close
Yes, when logged in to "MyGraceChurch" you will have the option to click on "My Giving" or "My Contribution Statement." The "My Giving" link shows you the most up-to-date data posted to your giving profile. The "My Contribution Statement" link allows you to access your contributions history and download the statement for your records.
Q: What is the deadline for contributions to count toward our current giving year? Open or Close
Your ready-to-deposit check must be postmarked or delivered to Grace Church by December 31 in order for your contribution to count toward our current giving year. Online contributions must be initiated by December 31.
Q: How often does Grace Church mail giving statements? Open or Close
Grace mails giving statements four times a year. Look for them to be delivered to your mailbox in January, April, July, and October.
Q: What does it mean for Grace to be an ECFA member? Open or Close
Grace Church is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA). Founded in 1979, the ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public's trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Visit our ECFA Member Page to learn more about our commitment to financial accountability. Check out our most recent review letter from the ECFA.
Q: Does Grace have an annual financial audit? Open or Close
Yes, Grace Church is audited annually. View our most recent audit here: 2014 Audited Financial Statements.
Q: Which debit/credit cards does Grace accept and why? Open or Close
Currently we accept MasterCard or Visa debit cards and MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit cards. Used within the parameters for which they were originally created, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, and then pay off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card to tithe. We strongly discourage those who have on-going credit card debt from using this option.
Q: Is there a fee for online contributions? Open or Close
Grace does not charge a fee for this service. There are processing fees charged to Grace Church for online transactions. If you would like to maximize your contribution to our ministries, we recommend utilizing the eCheck service or using a debit/credit card without a rewards program.
Q: What percentage of Grace's budget is allocated to Missions? Open or Close
Being consistent with one of Grace's core values, Outward Focus, Grace commits the first 10% of all tithes to the Missions Ministry.
Q: Can I designate a contribution for a specific purpose? Open or Close
Yes, when giving over and above your tithe, you can set up a contribution for a specific purpose by selecting the applicable program in the "Designated" dropdown box.
Q: Who is responsible for financial oversight of Grace? Open or Close
Grace Church’s Board of Directors are responsible for approving the annual budget and providing on-going financial oversight through regular board meetings, as well as monthly reporting.
Q: Can Grace give tax advice or legal advice? Open or Close
Current and prospective donors are strongly encouraged in all cases to consult with their own independent legal and/or tax advisors about proposed gifts, including tax and estate planning implications of the gifts. No representative of the Church shall provide legal or tax advice to any donor or prospective donor.
Q: Where can I learn more about online giving? Open or Close