Giving

Grace Gathering has never had a breach of ethical integrity with finances, and we have many checks and balances in place to ensure financial accountability.  A yearly budget and expense report is made available to every attender in the congregation, and the plurality of elders make decisions on the way all funds are spent in areas of missions, staffing, building, and ministries to both our church family and outside community. Grace Gathering is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all your donations are tax deductible.

The Bible teaches two types of financial giving:

Structured Giving:  This is the methodical and consistent weekly or monthly giving that is based on a percentage of our income.  Typically this is around 10%.  It is not an affordability issue and given after all the bills are paid; it is something we give to God through his church first from our finances.  

The Bible says our structured giving at the core is an issue of trust and control.  We don’t control where the money goes as we submit it to the local church, and we trust God as we give it, even if we don’t see how the remaining money will pay all the bills (Mal. 3:10, 2 Cor. 8:5, Matt 6:33). The question we ask ourselves with structured giving is this, “God, will 90% of my money go farther than me controlling 100% of it as I trust you and put you first?”

Spontaneous Giving:  This is not the consistent giving to God’s church but giving above that to people and opportunities as they arise.  This type of giving is within our control and we dictate how much and where that money goes as we feel led to give spontaneously. 

The Bible says our spontaneous giving at the core is an issue of sacrifice and generosity.  We have the freedom in Christ to be Spirit-led to give on top of our regular giving as we feel prompted to give to the poor, missionaries, projects, people in need, etc. (Ex. 25:2, 2 Cor. 9:6-11) The question we ask ourselves with spontaneous giving is this, “God, where are you prompting me to help meet needs around me as I seek to be generous and sacrificial with what you have given me?”

 

Here are three different ways you can give:

1) GIVE ONLINE 
This is the easiest, most convenient, and the most consistent way to give.
You will first need to set up a simple user account.  It is safe and secure. 
You can give a one time donation or set up a recurring donation, which helps you give more consistently and helps us budget more effectively. This can be done through your computer or through our free app called “Grace Gathering.”

Click below to give through our giving platform, Pushpay.


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2) SEND A CHECK
You can simply make a check out to “Grace Gathering” and mail it to:

Grace Gathering
3157 Minnich Road
New Haven, IN 46774

 

3) DROP OFF AN OFFERING
Place your gift into one of our offering baskets during any of our Sunday services, or drop it off at the office.

 

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