How does online giving work?
Simply follow the link provided at the right side of this page and you may “Set up an Account” or choose “One Time Gift”. Setting up a personal account will provide you with a convenient way to make regular or recurring offerings and to keep track of your previous gifts. If you choose to set up an account you may do the following:
- Set up your personal account – In order to establish your online giving plan, you must first set up a secure personal account.
- Determine your gift – You will determine the amount and frequency of your offerings to the General or Mission Funds of Harvest Point. You will also have the choice to go to another page for specific event opportunity payments. You will be asked to specify whether your gift is intended as regular giving or designated to some of the specific missions or ministries of the church. Please remember that your recurring gift can be changed, adjusted or discontinued at any time.
- Determine how you would like to pay for your gift – You will be asked to enter your credit card, debit card or Bank Draft/E-Check information. The history of your gifts given online will be available to you by selecting the appropriate link once you are logged into your account. All gifts through the Harvest Point website are administered by PushPay, not by the church office. Your private information will not be available to the church staff.
- Giving from your IPhone/Android device – For your convenience PushPay offers an easy way to give/donate through your phone or tablet by using their APP! It’s a convenient way to give right when you’re thinking about it or if you get to church and realize you’ve forgotten your check or don’t have cash. Text “harvestpoint” to 77977 and follow the instructions provided in the responding text message from our vendor. You can also text “pushpay” to 77977 and you will receive a link to download the app. You can find the PushPay App in the Apple App Store or the Android App store on your preferred device. Our goal is to make your giving experience easy and simple.
Seven Benefits to Faithful Giving The Bible has more to say about giving than it does heaven, hell, prayer – even faith! Why is giving a recurrent theme in the Bible? Because God wants us to understand – and enjoy – the blessings that come to those who give with a cheerful heart. Here are just a few…… 1. Faithful giving draws me closer to God. “For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also.” Matt. 6:21 (NIV) 2. Faithful giving is the key to an abundant life. “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way….they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Tim. 6:18-19 (NIV) 3. Faithful giving allows God a chance to prove that He exists and wants to bless me. “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'” Malachi 3:10 (NIV) 4. Faithful giving makes me more like God. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son…” John 3:16 (NIV) 5. Faithful giving blesses me in return. “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 (NIV) 6. Faithful giving makes me happy. Jesus: “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts 20:35 (GN) 7. Faithful giving reminds me that everything was given to me by God. “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth…” Deut. 8:18 (NIV) Note: All contributions are 100% tax deductible
What does the Bible have to say about money? God has given us more than 800 Scriptures about money. Here are a few of the many verses that will help you understand how God views finances. Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” Proverbs 21:20 “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.” Personal finance is only 20% head knowledge and 80% behavior. Nothing is more effective at changing behaviors than the personal, face-to-face small group.