Why we Give
The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives where we can faithfully proclaim the gospel. Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. We trust in Him and His provision instead of our perceived self-sufficiency. As people of faith, we give faithfully and generously.
At Calvary Baptist Church we want you to have the opportunity to give in the easiest way possible. If you are guest and just visiting, please do not feel obligated to give. However, if you consider Calvary Baptist as your church home, or if the Lord has touched your heart about supporting His work here in New Braunfels, we hope this online portal will help you to abound in your worship to God by giving.
THERE ARE BENEFITS TO ONLINE GIVING FOR BOTH YOU AND OUR CHURCH.
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping Calvary – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Ways to Give
Every Sunday morning, you have the opportunity to give using either cash or check. Since giving to a church is tax-deductible, you can include your gift in a tithing envelope to ensure it is added to your church record. In January of every year, your confidential giving statements will be available through our church portal, or can be sent to you. Please email us to request your information be sent to you, or to let us know of an address change.
A NOTE ABOUT ONLINE GIVING
While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings through our online portal, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit cards. Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not. We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the church. With electronic transfer, your entire gift goes to the church. When using a credit card, as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company.
CAN I GIVE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS I WANT?
Donations must be a minimum of $5.00 and there are no limitations on the maximum amount.
WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE AND NEED TO HAVE A TRANSACTION REVERSED?
Contact the church office immediately so your situation can be handled appropriately.