When we truly and deeply understand that everything we have is a gift from God, generosity will overflow from us. At Boones Creek we believe that everything we have belongs to God and He has entrusted us to be good stewards. Whether it is in the form of finances, resources, service or time, it is a believer’s responsibility to give back to the Lord.
Giving is a way to show our respect, appreciation, and love for God. It also is part of our discipleship process. In fact, most preachers will say that you cannot be growing as a disciple of Jesus unless you are also growing in your giving.
Please know this information is shared with a desire to help you grow in giving, so that you can be closer to God, faithful in your walk with Him, and live generously like Him. We share and teach this information not to raise funds, but simply to grow people. Our goal is for all to fulfill the Apostle Paul’s words to the Corinthian church from II Corinthians 9:7, “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (NLT)
Listed below are several options for ways to give to Boones Creek Christian Church. We hope at least one of these will meet your needs. If you have questions about any of these means, please contact David Eversole, Administrative Minister.
The quickest, safest, easiest, and least expensive way for the church to receive your regular giving is through electronic giving. We are able to perform the tracking for your year-end receipts in a very time-efficient manner with our software, so this requires little human intervention. You may set this up so that you are giving automatically on a regular basis, for example after each payday. This is often the easiest way to make sure that you give consistently through the year, even when you are away from church on a Sunday morning. To give a one-time gift or set-up a recurring gift, simply click ‘Give’ below to begin the process.
Some people prefer to give in cash because it is anonymous. Cash placed in the offering plate is not receipted to a particular individual. If you are concerned about a potential tax deduction and want to give cash, you may place cash in an envelope with your name on it and we will record it as being given by you for tax purposes.
We welcome your personal check. Each check received as a contribution is credited to the name(s) on the account. When giving a contribution or paying for an event or other item, please always make your check payable to “Boones Creek Christian Church” or “BCCC”. You can then put the details in the memo line in the lower left-hand corner.
Required Minimum Distribution from Retirement Accounts
Those at least 70 and a half years old and needing to take Required Minimum Distributions from their retirement account, may want to consider directing this to the church (or another charity) for your regular gift or a special gift. This meets the required distribution but does not count toward your income for the year. The effect is that you are able to take this money without taxation. This strategy could also lower your income for the purpose of determining Medicare premiums.
Gift of Stock
For some people with stock, it is advantageous to gift stock to the church (or other charity) as opposed to giving cash. Often this is because a stock has appreciated (grown) in value during the time of your ownership. Gifting that stock enables you to give the current value of the stock, whereas selling the stock would likely create a taxable event. If you are interested in this option, contact David Eversole, Administrative Minister for details of how this can be arranged.
Many still think about giving as a Sunday morning task. But if you are away on a Sunday morning, you can always bring your offering to the office, mail it to the church, or give online.
All gifts to Boones Creek Christian Church are conditional, and subject to the ‘best interests of the church’ standard and the Gift Acceptance Policy. Boones Creek Christian Church will treat any donor’s designations as suggestions unless the Elders have approved of the designations before receiving the gift. Copies of the policy are available in the church office.