COMMON QUESTIONS


  • Why a Special Offering?

    As part of God's plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2017. 

  • What's the Difference Between the Regular Offering and this Special Offering?

    The regular Bethel offering collected includes your tithe and regular giving. This Impact Offering is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith and give beyond our normal zones of comfort. The Impact Offering should be over and above what you regularly give. 

  • How much should I give?

    Since the goal is $25,000, this offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Many can give a $500, $1,000, or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give a lesser amount at this time. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?

  • When should I give? 

    The best time to give will be the first Sunday after you receive the Impact Offering packet.  However, you can continue to give until March 19th. Remember, consistent gifts over time, add up -- a person giving $50 per week over a five-week period will give $250 to this Impact Offering. 

  • Can I Give Online or Through My Bank? 

    Yes! You can give online quickly and conveniently right here on our website. Click HERE to be taken to our giving page and select Impact Offering from the drop down menu as the fund to which you would like to give. 

  • Are My Gifts Tax- Deductible? 

    All gifts to Bethel, whether given in a regular offering or to the Impact Offering, are completely tax deductible. Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you for your tax preparations. You may also print a copy of your yearly online giving directly from the giving section of our website. 

  • Why a $25,000 goal?

    The goal amount is approximately 2.5 times our current regular weekly giving, so it is an ambitious yet reachable goal. Reaching this Impact Offering goal will require 100% participation and sacrificial giving by all of our Bethel attenders and members. Reaching this goal will be a celebration of what we can do together as we stretch our faith under God's leadership. 

  • THANK YOU! 

    Your generosity and support are indispensable to furthering God's work through Bethel. Thank you!