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.
- Securities - Publically traded securities can be transferred directly into our investment account.
- 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: 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
By clicking here you can log in to your "MyGraceChurch" account and give online.
Q: How do I schedule a recurring gift? Open or Close
Click here to log in and set up a recurring gift. This is an easy way to automate what's important to you.
Q: Is there an easy way to view my giving history? Open or Close
Yes. Click here to log in and view your giving history. You can even download your giving statement when you need it.
Q: What is the deadline for contributions to count towards our current giving year? Open or Close
Your ready to deposit check must be postmarked or delivered to Grace Church by December 31st in order for your contribution to count towards our current giving year. Online contributions must be initiated by December 31st.
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: 2012 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 Master Card, Visa, 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 you are setting up your online contribution simply select the fund you choose in the drop down box and complete the remaining portion of the giving form.
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