Why Give?

Everything we have is a gift from God (James 1:17). The very breath in our lungs is something that none of us deserve, let alone can provide for ourselves. Our response to God’s gifts should be gratitude—which should express itself in generosity, as He is so richly generous.

 

When we give of our time, talent, and money, we are not doing so out of obligation or duty, but out of thanksgiving and a desire to be a partner in the work God is doing at The Moody Church and around the world. This is not something we want FROM you, it’s something we want FOR you. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

 

Giving to the church is not “paying for services rendered.” It is not a “fee.” Giving to the church is an act of worship as you help fund the mission God has given us. By giving you are saying, “I am committed to this mission.” You are saying, “God, your Kingdom priorities are my priorities” (Matthew 6:10).

 

If that is your mindset, you will experience the reality that it is “more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Ways to Give

Giving online is easy as a member or a guest.  We also offer easy automatic giving options through our online portal. Click the GIVE ONLINE button above to begin an online gift as a member, or click here for guest giving without creating an account.

Use our giving envelopes in the main services and drop in the offering basket, or mail your envelopes to the church office.

Text MOODY $XXX (desired amount) to 73256. Then follow the prompts.

Download the Church Life app, then log in with your Moody Church sign-in email address/username and password.

How Your Money Impacts Ministry

Expenses by Category

  • Ministry
  • Facilities
  • Admin
  • Missions

Frequently Asked Questions

Giving to God’s work Is a biblical principle:

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work”(2 Corinthians 9:6-8).

 

The Moody Church’s Bylaw on giving:

Because we believe that proportionate giving is clearly taught in the Word of God (Mal. 3:8-11; 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 8:11-12), we urge our members to covenant and pledge themselves to a systematic contribution for the support and maintenance of The Moody Church, of such a portion of their income as they believe God requires of them according to the principle laid down in 1 Corinthians 16:2 (Bylaw Article 1).

Absolutely. Security is our top priority. We understand that you may be concerned about privacy and security issues surrounding the use of the Internet for giving contributions. We partner with companies that work specifically with churches and who value security and privacy.

Absolutely. The online giving form requires personal information which we store in an encrypted, secure database. We do not rent, sell, or share ANY of your personal information to ANY third party for ANY reason. You can read our privacy policy here.

 

Your financial gift to The Moody Church is a sacred trust, between you and the Lord. All giving is kept confidential; no list is prepared or distributed anywhere within the church. The office staff are responsible for data entry of contributions. Counting is done each week by a Counting Committee headed up by Leadership Council members, and the count is verified by the office staff prior to deposit.

There are no costs or fees to you.  You choose the dollar amount and that is what will be processed in your name.

Yes, we will mail a year-end contribution statement to the email or home address we have on record at the end of the year.  We also send a contribution statement halfway through the year (usually in June) to help you track your giving throughout the calendar year.

Click on the “Give Online” button to go to our online giving portal.  Once you’ve created an account (username/password), you’ll be able to check your giving record, sign up for automatic giving, and view our online church directory.  It’s a great resource to keep you plugged into your church and track your giving.

The leadership of The Moody Church recognizes our dependency on God’s continued blessing in receiving the funds required to support our many ministries. The only reserve fund maintained by the church is a backup equivalent to 10% of the General Fund budget. No endowment or other reserve is kept.

 

Every fiscal year the Elders establish the church’s budget.  An independent finance committee of Deacons reviews how the money is spent throughout the year.  Monthly financial statements are available in the church office; call or email us to ask for an up-to-date church balance sheet.

 

The church’s ministries are expected to prepare and maintain a balanced budget each fiscal year. No borrowing is done for operations, and while occasional cash deficits may occur (for instance during the summer when giving decreases), ministries are not allowed to spend beyond the funds available to them.

Our annual report, which includes more detailed information about our church finances, is available online here.

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