We believe giving cheerfully and sacrificially is an act of worship that blesses the giver as much as the receiver (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). The Holy Spirit transforms our hearts that we might live generously in accordance with the many Scriptural reasons and commands for giving. Giving is absolutely essential to following Christ. When we give out of love for Christ, and with a generous heart, it causes many changes within us. Here are a few to think about:
- It increases our intimacy and directs our attention and heart to Christ. (Matthew 6:21)
- It increases our character, conforming us to Christ's image as an unselfish giver.
- It helps us realize the true ownership of ALL of our possessions. (I Chronicles 29:11-12)
- It teaches us to trust and submit everything to God. (Deuteronomy 14:22-23)
- It works as our greatest weapon against the idolatry of money and its illusion of power in our lives.
All you need to give is an email. You can give without creating a password, and it will email you the receipt. This system tracks all of your giving for tax purposes of charitable contributions, so you can login and see your records.
You don’t have to log in to give. All you need is an email address and Planning Center will record the rest!
You can create a simple login to be able to track your giving over time, print reports, and set up new payment methods.
Giving with a credit card or debit card means 2.5% of your donation goes to fees instead of the mission of Grace Church. However, you can give by connecting directly to your bank account once you log in or by connecting your account to give as an ACH deposit (using your checkbook). Doing that avoids the fees and all of your donation goes directly to our church. This one-time ACH connection or link to your account can be used for any and all donations you might make.
Of course, you can avoid any fees by giving in a donation box on Sundays as well!
You can set up recurring gifts on any frequency and any day of the month. Its automatic and you will get a receipt each month. You can check or edit gifts easily as well.