Donor Convenient Giving
We are Called to Give
Proverbs 3:9 "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops..."
Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of our hearts and Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return we would give cheerfully, sacrificially and regularly. God's Word calls us to cheerfully give our first fruits to the local church as an act of worship to Him. Each of us is called to worship God with our entire life, including our time, talents and treasure. Sharing those resources is an important way to worship the Giver of all good things. We pledge to be good stewards of your gifts, taking great care in how we manage and track the resources entrusted to us. The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship and commitment. We believe the minimum Biblical standard for giving is 10%, commonly called a "tithe." Jesus Christ had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Bible.
How does my giving support St. Philip’s?
St. Philip’s prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning spanning the fiscal year. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry and operations. It is important that every member and attendee understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of their church through systematic giving (tithing) to the church.
How can I give to St. Philip’s?
There are at least FIVE different ways to give to St. Philip's. This is a wide menu and it is important to use or continue to use whatever works for you. The Finance department is not trying to promote any one selection. You may contribute on a tax deductible basis using any one or more methods.
1. CASH: You can give cash during worship services or drop it off at St. Philip’s Church office at 142 Church Street during normal business hours. In order to receive a contribution statement for your cash gift, you must place all cash in a tithing envelope with your name on it.
2. CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS: Checks and money orders can be placed in the offering plate during worship, or dropped off at the church or mailed to:
St. Philip’s Church
142 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
3. GIVE ONLINE
You can prioritize giving in your budget. The Bible indicates giving is to be a "first" and not a last or left-over matter.
It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles. Online, your giving can be done automatically.
You can increase your faithfulness. Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel and other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to promote faithfulness.
You can also help St. Philip's. Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting and strengthen our base of regular support.
You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers. As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and example for others to follow.
How to give online
Website processing of financial gifts provides a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give one-time gifts or recurring donations from checking/savings accounts, debit cards, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) to include weekly, every 2 weeks, once a month, twice a month, or every 3 months.
If this is your first experience with online giving at St. Philip’s, we recommend that you create a profile. This stores your information safely so that it is unnecessary to re-enter it with each gift.
To give, click on the picture below and follow the instructions on the form.
All information is secure and encrypted to protect you and your information.
4. AUTOMATED BILL PAY
Some givers choose to give by using their bank's Automated Bill Pay services on a one-time or recurring basis. Consult your bank for details.
5. HOW DO I MAKE A STOCK CONTRIBUTION TO ST. PHILIP’S?
Click here to go to Stock contributions.