Important Giving Update

We are transitioning our online giving system to OnlineGiving.org. This transition is live now for those who prefer to give online. Please see the FAQs section below for for more information about using the new system.

 

Check and cash gifts will continue to be received by mail or in the giving boxes on Sundays.

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 by dropping them in a collection box located in the lobbies or mail your envelopes to the church office.

Text GIVE $XXX (desired amount) to 312.262.3997. Then follow the prompts. For more options, text just the word GIVE.

A new Moody Church app is currently under development. More details to come soon.

How Your Money Impacts Ministry

For more information about how your generosity creates ministry opportunities, please read our Annual Report. You’ll find powerful testimonials and a detailed financial summary of the church’s stewardship.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Create a New Account

  1. Go to moodychurch.org and click “Login” in the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. Click the “Sign Up” link and add your contact information. Then click “Create Account.”
  3. Check your email to complete password setup.
  4. After you set a password, click the “Return to Application” link and then sign in with your new username and password at moodychurch.org.

 

Once completed, you’re all set!

 

The new account you set up will also provide access to the new online giving system. Click the new giving page link to set up both one-time and recurring gifts.

Click here to visit our new giving page to setup your donations and payment methods. If you are prompted to sign in again, simply use your email address and password from step one to login. Before completing this step, you may wish to review and cancel your preexisting recurring (see next question below).

 

On the new giving page, the General Church fund is preselected. If you wish to designate your gift elsewhere, use the links above the form. To complete your gift enter the amount you would like to give, select one time or recurring, and add a payment method. You have the option to future-date your gift. Click the Make $XXX Donation button to complete your gift.

 

You may make contributions from either a bank account or a credit/debit card. As a reminder, the fees we pay for a gift from your bank account are much lower than the fees for credit/debit card gifts. Choose a bank account to have more of your gift used for ministry.

This step is important if you have a recurring gift in place in the old system.

 

Click here to Sign In to our old giving site and use your existing Member Login credentials to review and stop you existing contributions. After logging in, click on Giving > My Scheduled Giving on the menu to see active giving (if any).

 

In order to set up new scheduled gifts, you may wish to jot down your current gift(s), including gift frequency, amount, designated fund, any optional notes, and next gift date.

 

To end your scheduled giving in the old system, click the red circle with the X for each scheduled gift.

On the Online Giving pages you’ll find buttons for Give to General, Give to Communities, and Give to Other Funds.

 

All of the Communities, from ATM to Your Marriage Your Family are listed under Give to Communities. As a reminder, this is for contributions to your community, not for payments for events.

 

Under Give to Other Funds you’ll see the other funds to which you can give, including our partner ministries and areas that are separate from the General Fund such as Capital and Fellowship.

 

When we have a special project like the Thanksgiving offering or Redemption Project, you’ll find a button for that purpose.

 

Ministry areas that are part of the overall church budget (such as missions and children’s ministry) are not listed as they are supported by the General Fund.

Yes! All adults in a household should set up an online account in order to register for groups. This account will also allow you to give online.

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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