Why We Give
There are many ways to give to Beargrass Christian Church. While the information here applies to giving financially, it’s important for you to know that your gift of time and talents is equally valuable to the work we do at Beargrass.
The Bible invites us to be “joyful givers.” We acknowledge the blessings of God in our lives, and we give generously of our time, our talents, and our resources. By doing so, we are supporting not only the mission and ministries of Beargrass, but also the day to day operations of the church.
While there are some in our congregation who have been blessed financially, most of Beargrass’s annual budget comes from many small, but proportionally generous givers. When you give financially to Beargrass, be assured that your tithes, offerings and other gifts are managed with spiritually guided discernment by the leaders of the church who have been nominated and approved. Our annual budget is presented in detail each year to the congregation, which then has the opportunity to ask any questions and approve the budget.
How to Give
We pass the plate or have an offering basket in the back at each worship service. For many, that is the most convenient way to give their tithe and offerings. Others choose to support Beargrass on a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift basis. These regular gifts, which are mostly the result of our annual stewardship campaign, form the foundation for Beargrass, funding our annual operating expenses, ongoing mission support, and other ministries of the church.
You may give by putting your offering in the weekly collection during worship or by mailing a check to Beargrass during the week.
- Click below to give one time or set up recurring giving.
- You may use your credit card, debit card or bank account.
- You may select General Fund, 2022 Pledge, or Memorial (provide name) to support the total mission and ministry of Beargrass. You may also choose Special Offering to give for a specific purpose (i.e. Thanksgiving baskets).
- Donors also have the option to pay the processing fees, ensuring more of their donation supports the ministry of the church. Processing fees are significantly lower for bank drafts versus debit/credit cards.
Please click the red button above to give to any of our special offerings/causes as well as to set up a one-time or recurring offering by debit/credit card.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YEAR-END GIVING
Many people make year-end gifts to Beargrass. If that’s in your plans, thank you! Here are some ways to make your giving easier and more effective.
Year-end cut-off: All qualifying gifts received in-hand or postmarked on or before December 31, 2021 will be reported on your Contribution Statement as qualifying for the charitable gift deduction for 2021 tax purposes.
Let us know if you are making a gift via stock transfer. We sometimes get gifts of stock and securities for which we cannot identify the donor. If you’re going to make a gift of this nature, please call the church office at (502) 896-1161 or email Reesey Price at [email protected].
If you are 70-1/2 or older: Federal law allows you to make direct charitable gift transfers from your IRA to a qualified charity such as Beargrass, totaling up to $100,000 every year. For many, this offers a better tax advantage than an itemized charitable gift deduction. You may save tax on your social security income and state income, and avoid the effects of other AGI limitations. Simply instruct your IRA trustee or custodian to make a transfer from your IRA directly to the charity (Beargrass Christian Church). Please consult with your tax advisor to understand what benefits may be available to you.
For additional questions about giving to the church, please contact Susan Lim in the church office.