We are excited to announce that Christ Church is moving to a new giving system called PushPay. This new system will make it easier and more convenient than ever for you to contribute to Christ Church. PushPay allows for simple giving from a variety of platforms, including mobile giving.
We are now in the process of transitioning our online system and it is our goal to get all giving switched over in the next few weeks. We need to get your scheduled gifts transitioned to the new system.
If you do not have giving set up through myChristChurch, or if you are giving online for the first time, set up your PushPay account by clicking below.
If you are currently giving using the myChristChurch system as a recurring donor, click below to login to the myChristChurch Platform to cancel/delete your schedule on myChristChurch or to access your giving statement.
Giving online is a personal preference, but here are a few of the benefits:
- You are taking a step of faith
...deciding in advance to give faithfully.
- You will help simplify your life
...you won't have to remember whether you gave this month or need to send in a check when you're on a trip.
- You will be helping the church
...it allows you to give consistently, even when you're not at church.
- You can focus on worship without distractions
...no more having to get out a pen and write out a check
Other Ways to Support Christ Church
There's more than one way to contribute to your church. Here are some other options:
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Legacy PlanningHave you considered leaving a legacy of giving in your estate?
At Christ Church we believe that the only way to understand any aspect of life is to view it through the lens of the gospel. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul discusses the effect the gospel should have on the way Christians understand wealth:
You know how full of love and kindness our Lord Jesus was: though he was so very rich, yet to help you he became so very poor, so that by being poor he could make you rich.
Seeing Christ's sacrificial love for us, that he gave up everything so that we could inherit the riches of heaven, helps us develop a healthy attitude toward our material possessions and become people who are both generous and joyful.
A steward is...
...a person who has been entrusted with another's resources and who seeks to manage those resources according to the owner's vision and values.
The gospel calls us to recognize that everything we have is a gift from God—and that those gifts are to be used for his glory and to further his kingdom. Scripture even calls Christians caretakers of God's gifts and truth (1 Peter 4:10, 1 Corinthians 4:1).
We at Christ Church recognize that in addition to acting as responsible stewards of our talents and skills, we must also be stewards of our possessions and finances, and we have a variety of tools to help you better understand stewardship.
Questions to consider
What is generosity?
Generosity is the natural, consistent, and occasionally spontaneous giving of our material possessions to God's service and to our communities because of and modeled after what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. As God "did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all" (Romans 8:32), so our posture toward God and others in response to his love should be one of cheerful sacrifice and generosity.
What is stewardship?
A steward is a person who has been entrusted with, and who manages, another's resources according to the owner's vision and values. Each of us was created for stewardship by God (Genesis 1:28). A steward is both a ruler with authority to govern resources and a slave accountable to the owner of those resources. The New Testament calls Christians caretakers of God's truths and gifts—even God's grace (1 Corinthians 4:1, 1 Peter 4:10).
What is the basis for the tithe?
In the Old Testament, believers were required to give a tenth of their income to the support of the ministry and the needs of the poor. The New Testament teaches that we should give as we are "able and even beyond [our] ability" (2 Corinthians 8:3). Therefore, the tithe (10%) is seen as a kind of guideline for giving.
What if I am unable to give 10% right now?
There are seasons in our economic life. There are financial responsibilities to our families, friends, communities, and in some cases, creditors. In any stage of life, good planning is necessary to increase our giving over time without neglecting our legal and personal financial obligations. For some people, 10% is too low a starting point; for others, giving even 5% is a sacrifice. The goal is to increase one's commitment up to and above 10%, so that it models Christ's love to our communities.
Should I give all of my tithe and offering to Christ Church?
The answer to this is a qualified no. Your gift is an act of personal worship to God in response to his grace in your life and the gift of his Son. The allocation of your money and time to God's service should be a byproduct of prayer and of consultation with other Christians to whom you are accountable. However, if you consider Christ Church your "home church," you should consider allocating a significant portion of your tithe and offering to the community where you invest most of your time and where others are investing in you.
Isn't there more to generosity and stewardship than money?
We certainly must be good stewards of all that God has given us: money, time, skills, influence and position. Therefore generosity and stewardship are about much more, but not less, than our financial resources. Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21).
How does Christ Church meet our vision?
In a large church with as many ministries as Christ Church has, it is easy to think that your individual contributions do not make a difference to the work that is being done. However, more than 90% of Christ Church's operating budget comes from the weekly giving of our members and regular attenders. Your giving counts and is greatly appreciated!
1. Are there any special instructions or limitations when making an online gift?
We are able to accept gifts via e-check of up to $______ per week per person. Gifts can be made directly on our website.
In the event that you are planning to make a large gift at the end of the year with your credit card, you may want to call your credit card company in advance to pre-authorize your gift transaction, particularly if you plan on making multiple gifts to Christ Church within a short time span. Christ Church has found through experience that some credit card issuers may require your authorization to process your online gift. With the proper pre-authorization measures in place, we are able to accept gifts via Visa/Mastercard/Discover of up to $100,000 per single gift. We are able to accept gifts via American Express of any amount. Credit card gifts can be made directly on our website.
2. What are the IRS regulations regarding online gifts counting as tax-deductible contributions for a given year?
E-checks and credit card gifts that are made online and time-stamped by 11:59pm on December 31 of a given year will count as tax-deductible contributions for that year.
3. What are the IRS regulations regarding mailed checks counting as tax-deductible contributions for a given year?
Mailed checks postmarked between January 1 and December 31 of a given year count as tax-deductible contributions for that year.
4. What are the IRS regulations regarding donated securities counting as tax-deductible contributions for a given year?
Unlike the postmark/time-stamp rules for checks and online gifts, gifts of marketable securities must be received into our brokerage account by 11:59pm on December 31 of a given year in order to count as a contribution for that year. Keep in mind that these type of transfers can take several business days or even weeks to process. Please consult with your tax accountant for further details on deductibility.
Audited Financial Statement
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