As stated in II Corinthians 9:7– 8 of the New Living Translation (NLT), “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. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”
We as Christians should joyfully and routinely give – not because it is required, but because it is essential for a church to receive necessary income from its worshipers to meet its obligations. Besides just keeping the lights on, Trinity uses the tithes and offerings received to reach out and support our community as well as provide financial resources and people to organizations working internationally to serve others as we as believers are called to do.
We are now using PushPay for our online giving! This safe and flexible option is one of the easiest ways to give to Trinity Baptist Church because you can give via the website or by using your smartphone.
You can download the PushPay app to your phone by either texting “pushpay” to 77977 or by downloading the app from either the Android or Apple App store.
PushPay allows you make a one-time payment through your credit card and/or set up a recurring payment. In addition, we also have available the ACH (Automated Clearing House) feature which allows you to have money withdrawn from your bank account at regular intervals.
Cash & Checks
Cash and checks are the most common way donations are received by the church. Our church sends out giving statements quarterly to ensure we are properly recording any gifts you have given.
Some individuals like to make special year-end gifts to support our ministry. Because all gifts to the church are subject to IRS deadlines, please remember that all year-end gifts must be received in the church office before midnight on December 31, or must be postmarked before the end of December to be deducted in the present tax year. Any gifts received after December 31 and not postmarked in December will be included in the next tax year. The date written on a check will not determine in which tax year a gift is included. Only the actual date of receipt by the church or the postmark will establish the correct tax year for the IRS.
The church accepts real estate, used vehicles, jewelry, etc.
Stock & Mutual Funds
Stocks or other investments that have grown in value and that you have held for more than one year can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you. You receive a charitable deduction for the donation of these assets, and it’s based on their fair market value on the date of the gift. But there’s a bonus– you avoid all federal capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on a sale of the assets. You may even tithe with stock all year and take your cash normally used for tithing and develop a stock portfolio just for future tithing and special giving to God’s work. Or, take a capital loss yourself. If you own securities worth less now than when you purchased them, sell them and contribute the proceeds. Then you can take a capital loss on your tax return, subject to certain limitations, and a charitable deduction for the gift of the proceeds. The church has its own brokerage account and all transactions can be accommodated electronically, without actual stock certificates changing hands.
You can leave a legacy by remembering Trinity Baptist Church in your will. The Business Administrator would be happy to assist your attorney in setting up an Estate Gift.
The church is blessed to be able to provide scholarships annually to members of Trinity Baptist Church who are pursuing a higher education. The reason we are able to provide scholarships is because of the generosity of church members who have made these funds available.
For Assistance with any of these ways to give, please call the Business Office and they will be more than happy to assist you (210) 733-6201.