Graceland Baptist Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Graceland Baptist Church now has online giving available to those who desire to use it.
Graceland strongly teaches that living “debt free” is a worthy goal for all Christians. We offer online giving only as a convenience and not as a way to circumvent sound Biblical money management principles or in any way to incur debt. Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving options. They can designate where their giving goes (general fund, designate a ministry, etc.) and the frequency in which they give. They will be able to constantly track their online giving by logging in and viewing their history. Online records will not reflect any manual giving. Online giving is secure and tax deductible. Online giving allows you to set up your giving using an automatic bank draft to your account. Credit cards are not permitted.
You are free to give via the weekly offering in the Worship Service, by mailing your contribution in to the office, or by the internet. We welcome you to give whatever and however God has called you to. If you do give online, you may desire to place an empty offering envelope in the offering plate. Simply write “Give online” on the front of the envelope. There is no need to write your giving amounts on this envelope if you give online.
To set up your account and begin giving online or to manage your account, click here.
Benefits of online giving:
° You can prioritize giving in your budget. The Bible indicates giving is to be a "first" and not a last or left-over matter in my life. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles. Online, your giving is done automatically.
° You can increase your faithfulness. Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home, or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel and other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness.
° You can help your church. Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
° You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers. As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and example for others to follow