Why We Give
At Southminster Presbyterian Church we understand that God owns everything. And God has called us to be good stewards of His resources. Therefore we invest our time, our talents, and our money in the things that matter to God. We practice and encourage debt-free living and generous giving out of our desire to be wise stewards of God's resources.
Read here to learn what kind of work your giving does.
Read here to hear from our Stewardship Commission.
How to Give
Cash or Check You can give by cash or check at Southminster during our weekly service. If you are giving cash or are designating your gift, please fill out an offering envelope. This will allow us to acknowledge your giving at Southminster and provide a year end giving statement.
Auto Bill Pay Automatic Bill Pay through your Bank or Credit Union is a great way to give regularly and consistently to Southminster Presbyterian Church. In addition, it saves Southminster transaction and credit card processing fees. That means 100% of your donation goes to fund the operation and mission of Southminster. Log-in to your online banking or contact your bank directly for instructions.
Online You can give gifts online using (Debit, Credit and eCheck/ACH). (Note: the church pays a 2.9% + $0.30 fee per credit card transaction and a 1.0% + $0.25 fee per eCheck/ACH transactions). Recurring giving can be setup as well as your annual pledge to Southminster.
Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are great ways to give without incurring capital gains on appreciated assets. Gifting appreciated assets directly to the church can result in a double tax benefit: 1) You avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated asset; 2) The gifted amount is an eligible tax deduction. For example, if you purchased stock for $1,000 several years ago and its value is now $10,000, rather than selling the stock and paying tax on the $9,000 gain, you could donate the stock directly to the church. This would give you a $10,000 charitable giving donation to use for a deduction from your taxes, as well as provide the church with the full value of the stock.
The process is easy since your appreciated asset can be transferred directly into the church’s account by your broker or through your online brokerage company. We will sell the asset and apply the amount of the sale to the Funds you designate.
If you have stocks, bonds or mutual funds and want to discuss how to make the transfer, or if you have any questions, contact Joel Bennison, Stewardship Elder or call the church office.