Giving at Grace Church
We have been given immense spiritual blessings in Christ. Furthermore, as Americans, we have been blessed materially in unbelievable ways. Even those Americans considered to be of lower incomes would still be rich by the standards of most countries of the world.
So what do we do with the blessings God has given us? God has called us to give generously (Deuteronomy 15:10), and in II Corinthians 9:7 it says that God loves a cheerful giver. We can choose to hold tightly to the material blessings we have, or we can choose to give freely. Often, when we let go of our rights to our "stuff," God is able to bless us more than we could imagine.
Start today. As believers we are called to give to the Lord a tithe, or literally a tenth, of all we have (Leviticus 27:30). Along with tithing to a local church body, there are numerous other ways to give "offerings" to those in need, through sending relief to people devestated by earthquakes or tsunamis, giving to missionaries around the globe who are working to spread the gospel of Christ, or sponsoring a child in need. Click here for more information on what our national church is doing and how you can be a part.
Methods of Giving
You can make your gifts to Grace in a variety of forms. You will receive a receipt of your tax-deductible gifts in accordance with IRS requirements. Please let us know if you have any specific needs regarding the timing of these notifications; otherwise, you will receive the minimum summary of your gifts necessary to meet government standards.
You can give cash in the offering plate during Sunday worship services or drop it off at the main office during normal business hours.
Now Give Online!
Whether you are placing a one-time gift or you want to set up regular monthly giving, log on and make giving quick and easy. With this option, you select the amount and method of payment (including all major credit cards), and you can also designate to which area of the ministry fund you want to contribute - Grace CMA Local Ministry, CMA Global Missions, or the Building Fund - along with an optional specific description of where you want to contribute (i.e. Emergency Relief Fund).
Online giving is a safe and effective way to make sure that you are able to honor God and help advance His kingdom by supporting your local church ministries. When logged onto your account, you can also view your giving history, print receipt of your giving, change your contact information, and even view upcoming events at Grace.
Log on today and find out for yourself the immense blessing that comes from following God in obedience in the area of giving (Deuteronomy 15:10). You can literally help to change lives for eternity - here in Cleveland and around the world!
Checks or Money Orders
Checks or money orders can be given in three ways:
Simplify your giving by signing up for Automatic Withdrawal Giving directly from your checking account. The benefits include: