Giving

The Bible teaches us God is our creator and therefore has given us and entrusted us with everything we have. In response, we are called to be good stewards and lead lives of generosity; giving sacrificially, joyfully, and graciously.


“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


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Why do we give?


GENEROSITY

God’s generosity is the model for our generosity (1 Tim 6:17-18). Through the gospel we see that giving is not loss, but gain (Acts 20:35), and we give freely and compassionately (2 Corinthians 9:7) as our thankful reflection of God’s own abundant provision over us (2 Peter 1:3).


STEWARDSHIP

We’re not owners of our time, talents, and resources, but stewards of them (Romans 11:36). Our giving reflects our priorities and commitments (Matthew 6:21), and we seek to use our money and possessions with wisdom and responsibility (Proverbs 16:16).


WORSHIP

We give as a way of worshipping God together (Hebrews 13:16). We celebrate corporately that God’s gifts are not separate from who he is, and we give cheerfully as a natural response to God’s character as Giver and Provider (James 1:17).

Frequently asked Questions


Q: Who should give online?

A: Online giving will benefit anyone who is looking for a simpler way to assure that their giving is consistent. This is simply an opportunity to meet the needs of those that prefer to manage their giving online versus writing a check. It may be used to give to the ministry of Calvary Chapel of Phelan on either a one-time or a recurring basis.


Q: Is online giving safe?

A: Security is a top priority. That's why we've taken every step possible to make sure your data is secure and always available. Our online provider, Mogiv, uses top security during the transmission of all sensitive information.


Q: Can I cancel or change my online giving setup?

A: Yes. You can manage your online giving schedule, 24/7 by logging into your account and making the necessary changes. You can also view your giving history.


 

Q: Will my online gifts be included on my Statement of Contributions?

A: Yes, they will be included.


Q: How can I get a receipt of my online gift? What if I am not a member of Calvary Chapel of Phelan but want to make a donation?

A: You will receive an email confirmation, which is acceptable as a valid receipt for tax purposes.


Q: What are the benefits of online giving?

A: You can prioritize giving in your budget. Online giving may make it easier for those individuals that are use to doing online banking and bill paying to continue this mode of financial management when considering how best to donate to the church. It also offers an opportunity for you to schedule your online giving automatically and thus helps you eliminate missed tithes and gifts if you are traveling or have difficulty being consistent with your giving. We encourage you to use whatever means is most comfortable for you.