Giving Through Plantation UMC
Faith is more than words or intentions, it is reflected in the way we order our lives, including how we allocate our money. We believe financial giving can generally be divided into two categories: tithes and offerings. The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our "tithe," which is 10 percent of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.
God calls us to be responsible with our time, talents, and treasures. It is important to our growth as Christian disciples. While financial commitment is part of our responsibility to be good stewards of all God's blessings, it is critical that we make God’s call to be financially generous to others an integral part of our faith journey. Giving through Plantation UMC is an effective way to help with the ministry and missions of the church and the United Methodist denomination at large.
Advantages of Online Giving
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and our church. Some of them are. . .
Faithfully Honoring God: When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. 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 Plantation UMC: Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Automated Bank Debit versus Credit Cards
Automated Bank Debit is the easiest and most effective way to automate your giving. Once it is set up, you may update or change your giving at any time by simply contacting the church office. To sign up, create an account, and select the amount and frequency of your contribution under the "Schedule New Contributions."
What makes automated bank debit the best way to give?
The advantage of the eCheck payment method is that all of your gift goes to the ministries of the church because there are no processing fees. With credit card payments as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company!