We Are God's Plan A For Life Change
Why Do We Give?
God doesn’t need our money. It’s already His. God chose the church to be the expression of His love. We give so we can take part in the sacrificial love that God extended to us.
WHERE DOES IT GO?
We are one church in multiple locations. We believe that real, authentic change comes from the power of the words in the Bible and the God that inspired them. Giving supports our physical locations and digital content so that we can always be a megaphone for the life-changing truth of the gospel.
What is a tithe?
A tithe means a tenth. God asks his people to give the first 10% of their gross income to the local church. This strategy began in the Old Testament (Gen 14:20, Gen 28:20-22, Deut 26:1-2, 2 Chron 31:4-5) and was reaffirmed by Jesus (Luke 11:42). The Bible says we can take the promises of God to the bank. When we bring our first and best back to God, He promises to bless the rest. We can’t out give God. We know tithing is a huge step of obedience and not everyone can start at 10%. We encourage you to start by setting up a recurring gift HERE and witness how God’s promises come alive in your life.
How much is your tenth?
Enter the amount you were paid before taxes or anything else was taken out of your paycheck.
What Is Pushpay?
Pushpay is an online giving method and church app designed to make giving easier while you stay more connected.
How Do I Make Changes To My Recurring Giving?
I’m In Debt, Should I Still Give?
We believe that God honors obedience. Even if it’s a small amount we encourage you to begin your giving journey. We offer financial classes so you can work towards getting out of debt as soon as possible.
Can I Mail My Gifts?
Yes, you can mail your gifts to:
2102 Bell Shoals Road, Brandon FL 33511
Can I Give To A Specific Mission Trip?
Yes. Select the Mission Trips option on the giving page. Enter the amount of the gift and choose “One Time” or “Recurring,” then select the mission trip from the drop-down menu. If you want to designate for a specific individual, select their name from the “Participant” drop-down menu. If you want to make a general gift toward a trip, please select “General Fund” from the “Participant” drop-down menu.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
If you would like to participate with your employer in their matching gifts program, please contact your employer’s human resources department to determine if they offer this corporate philanthropic option. Once you complete their required forms, any gift you make to Bell Shoals will be matched according to the employer’s matching gift program.
Gifts of appreciated stock offer additional tax savings: for stock which is held longer than one year, you avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the full value of the stock on the date of transfer. We can assist you with a direct transfer from your brokerage firm, or we can accept actual stock certificates.
Planned Giving Options
If you would like to help ensure that Bell Shoals Church can continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to future generations, please consider making a gift to Bell Shoals Baptist Church in your Last Will and Testament or naming the church as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement account.
If you are currently making contributions to the United Way through payroll deductions with your employer, you may designate your contribution to Bell Shoals Baptist Church.