We practice generosity because God has been generous to us. God's generosity has most powerfully been demonstrated in His gift to us in Jesus. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Through generosity, we demonstrate our love for God by giving Him something that is valuable to us. Matthew 6:21 says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." So by giving God our treasure, we are ensuring that he has our heart as well.
Everything belongs to God. He has given us the talents, abilities, and opportunities to earn money. Generosity is a way to use God's resources, which He entrusted to us, for His purposes.
What is the benefit of recurring online giving?
Generosity should be a consistent part of our financial stewardship. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." Recurring online giving is the easiest way to "decide in your heart" what to give and stick with it. This will increase your trust in God as you make giving a priority within your budget.
Is online giving safe and secure?
Yes. BridgePointe uses FellowshipOne and our church management software and for online giving. This provides a secure method of giving for you and we ensure that your personal information will never be shared with a third party.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes. All financial contributions to BridgePointe are tax deductible. In order for cash donations to be recorded, they must be given with your name and address.
Will I receive a giving statement from the church?
Yes. It is BridgePointe's commitment to send quarterly giving statements. Additionally, year-end statements will be mailed for tax purposes. If your address has changed, please notify us to update your information.
Will I be charged additional fees for online giving?
No. Only your exact contribution will be deducted from your form of payment.
Can I use credit cards for online giving?
Yes. Our online giving solution accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. You can also use ACH to directly debit from your banking account.
How do I change my recurring online contribution after I have set it up?
You can cancel or change the amount or frequency of your recurring contributions anytime before the date of your next contribution. Click the "GIVE" button on BridgePointe's Giving page. Sign in to access your records. Then choose "SCHEDULES" to make changes to your recurring gift.
Who can I contact for help or questions regarding giving?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our finance team will respond within 48 hours.
How can I give generously of my time to BridgePointe?
Serving in the church is also a great way to worship God and join His mission. If you are interested in giving of your time and talent, please email email@example.com or visit the SERVE page to find out more.