Simply stated, we believe that our financial giving is an act of worship. Giving reflects a posture of gratitude for all that God has done in our lives. We believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and around the world. Giving also nurtures a rich and trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. At The Fellowship, we practice tithing as a Biblical model for giving financially.
If you have any questions about giving at The Fellowship, please contact Holly Rosenquist.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). Choosing to give the first 10% of our income is meant to foster a heart of generosity towards others as well as trust in God to be our faithful provider.
On occasion, there are specific projects and initiatives for which you can specify your giving. However, most giving is designated to a general fund where it is allocated to different budget categories that help facilitate ministry at The Fellowship and around the globe.
The Fellowship is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian non-profit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising and board governance. With this accreditation, The Fellowship has shown transparency, accountability, and wisdom in using your donations. Additionally, members of The Fellowship may request a copy of our most recent financial statements at any time.
Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties.
Giving an online tithe or offering is simple. Just create a user account, then schedule a one-time or recurring contribution to The Fellowship. Through your account, you will be able to view a history of your contributions as well as change your contact or payment information at any time.
Automated bank bill pay is the easiest and most effective way to automate your giving. Once it is set up, you can update or change your giving at any time simply by changing the amount on your bank’s website. If you are not currently using bill pay, contact your bank or visit your bank’s website to set up bill pay. With bill pay, there are no processing fees, so 100% of your gift goes to the ministries of The Fellowship.
Appreciated marketable securities are a great way to maximize your giving because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. And, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value.
You can fill out your check and place it in the offering basket during service or you can mail in your check to the church offices.