Giving

WHY GIVE?


Giving is a vital part of spiritual formation and maturity. Giving is an active expression of our faith. It recognizes God as our True Provider. It affirms our confidence in His ability to supply all we need and is an act of gratitude and dependence. When we trust God in our giving it allows us to partner with God and His work through our church and in the world.

Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, the Bible teaches that we are to give willingly, generously and cheerfully. In Malachi 3:10, we learn God’s standard of the tithe or first tenth being set apart in all of our earnings as a gift of God. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove faithful; in the stewardship of all God has provided for us.

Find out what Dave Ramsey teaches about giving and all things financial at Financial Peace University. We offer this 9-week course each January and September at Lake City CRC.



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GIVE ONLINE

Click the button below to donate online. A new window will open and will take you to our secure online giving form.

GIVE ONLINE NOW

Online giving is a method of giving using an automatic transfer program that allows you to make contributions without writing checks or using cash. It also provides an accurate record of your giving that you can access at any time.

Yes! These giving options are always available to you. Choose whichever method is most convenient for you.

Transactions usually take 2-3 business days, so contributions scheduled Friday through Sunday may not show up in your account until early the following week.

No one at the church has access to your personal financial information. The church receives notification when your online gift is made and what fund it is for, so it can be received and recorded properly.

Yes, you can donate to the General Fund, Backpacks for Kids, Christian Education, and other special funds (when listed).

That is up to you. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring donations.

There are no charges for the donor. For credit/debit cards the church incurs a processing fee of 2.9% of the amount donated plus a 30-cent transaction fee. For ACH donations a fee of 1% of the amount donated plus a 25-cent transaction fee is incurred.

Many individuals use credit cards for all expenditures, to help with record keeping or to gain bonus awards. Credit card debt can be a great temptation. We encourage you to be good stewards of your financial resources. By providing the convenience of online giving, we are not encouraging credit card debt.

Yes. With online giving you control when, how, and how much you give, and you may stop using this method of giving anytime you choose.

Contact Margo at the church office, Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, at 231-839-4978 or by email at office@lakecitycrc.org

TEXT GIVING

Another giving option we offer is text-giving.

Text any amount to:

231-824-0005

First time donors will be prompted to provide their payment method via a secure web page.

Text Commands are:

$xx = Donates designated amount to the church’s General Fund. Dollar sign is optional.

give $xx = Same as above.

give =  Donor will be prompted to enter donation amount.

$xx Backpacks = Donates designated amount to Backpacks for Kids.

$xx CEF = Donates designated amount to the Christian Education Fund.

$xx FaithUnleashed = Donates designated amount to Faith Unleashed.

$xx weekly = Sets up a weekly recurring gift of the designated amount.

refund = Refunds the previously given contribution.

update = Allows donor to update their payment method.

unlink = Unlinks the donor’s phone from the give system.

commands = Provides the donor with a list of text commands.