GIVING & GENEROSITY
Love God. Love others. Even with my finances.
Giving to Grace
Money is a tool of a generous life helping people grow closer to God and each other. We believe it is the duty of every believer to honor the Lord with the first fruits of all he has provided to us (Prov. 3:9). It's giving back what was his to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him.
It's a reflection of your heart. Matthew 6:19-20
It’s a privilege. 2 Corinthians 8-9
It's faith in action. Acts 4:32-35
WAYS TO GIVE
Text any dollar amount and "GIVE" to (844) 360-5593 (ex. GIVE 25).Giving Phone Number: (844) 360-5593
Available keywords: GIVE- General Fund; HELP - Benevolent; MISSIONS - MSN; EDIT to modify billing information.; REFUND-request a refund for the last amount given.
Text GIVE and a number (e.g. GIVE 25) to give the specified amount to the General Fund. To give to any other fund, include a configured fund keyword after the number (e.g. GIVE 25 MSN). If the you do not have an account set up, you will be given a link to complete registration. Online Giving:
Make a one-time gift or set up automatic, recurring gifts: below or via OneChurch Portal
Payments are processed through Authorized.net. Grace Church does incur a small fee.
If you are interested in step-by-step instructions, please click here.
Give in person during any weekend service. For giving envelopes, contact the Stewardship Lead.
Contact your bank for information about electronic bill pay. Your bank can issue a check to be sent to the church one time or on a recurring schedule. Please use the address: Grace Church, 7300 Grubb Rd., McKean, PA 16426, Attn: Giving. You can indicate any special allocations (Transform, Missions, etc.) in the memo line.
Send gift by mail to Grace's Central Office: Grace Church, 7300 Grubb Rd., McKean, PA 16426, Attn: Giving
Make a gift through your Will or Estate Plan, designate Grace as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, IRA or 401K, or utilize a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Trust. For more information, contact the Stewardship Lead at 814-790-4973 ext. 229 or .
WHAT CAN I GIVE TO?
Ministries & Operations: This is the fuel that drives everything we do in ministry at Grace. We encourage you to direct your major giving here.
Missions: Grace takes Jesus' command to reach out to people very seriously. We give to people and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Short-term Missions: You can give to upcoming short-term missions trips. Active trips will be linked here.
Transform 1:8: From April 2018-August 2021, you can give toward the Transform 1:8 - Grace's three-year vision.
Is Grace secretive about their finances? We’re an open book. We publish an income summary in the weekly bulletin and an expense summary monthly. Grace’s budget is set annually based on the goals and objectives of each ministry area within the church. It is approved by the Finance Team and Elders, then reviewed and voted on by members. Detailed budget information is available to members upon request.
Where does all the money come from to run this huge ministry? People like you! All our ministries are supported by the generous contributions of people who attend Grace. There are no “sugar-daddies” – just a broad base of generous, ordinary folks. We do not rely on an endowment or any other outside sources of income.
How often does Grace talk about money? Jesus taught about money and possessions more than any other subject. So, we teach and preach about finances on a regular basis. During weekly worship services, Grace receives an offering. We believe that giving is an act of worship – a love response to God and a way to thank Him for all He does for us.
Will you be constantly asking me for money from the stage? Jesus taught about money and possessions more than any other subject – we don’t go that far. But, we are committed to teach and preach about finances on a regular basis (usually one sermon series a year plus weekly principles during the time of giving). The aim of our teaching, however, is not to fund an organization, but to help people learn life changing biblical principles in the area of personal finances. During weekly worship services, Grace receives an offering. We believe that giving is an act of worship – a love response to God and a way to thank Him for all He does for us.
How does Grace spend their money? Our mission is “to make and to be fully devoted followers of Christ.” All of our money goes to help accomplish that mission. We spend money on ministry staff, spiritually charged programming for children, youth & adults, outreach to the poor, facility operations, and much more. Grace also invests approximately 10% of the annual budget in local, national & international missions and outreach.
How is Grace held accountable for their finances? The finance department and staff are held accountable by a firm set of internal controls including oversight by the Finance Team and Elders. Our financial statements are also reviewed annually by an independent CPA firm.
How would Grace summarize the Bible’s teaching about money? God is the owner of everything according to Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” We are his managers and should honor him in all our financial decisions. Matthew 6 tells us that our treasure follows our hearts, so ultimately money is a heart issue.
Can Grace help me with my financial problems? Yes. At Grace we teach people how to be free from debt and faithful managers of what God has given them. We offer Financial Peace University and other financial education throughout the year. A team of trained budget coaches is available to personalize a spending plan for you and to provide the encouragement and accountability needed to reach your financial goals.
Will the staff know what I give to Grace? We maintain strict confidentiality about our donors. The Lead Pastor may know giving trends, but only the Director of Stewardship has full knowledge of what individuals give.
What is a tithe? To tithe is to give the first 10% of your income to the work of the Lord at your local church as defined by Malachi 3:10 and affirmed by Jesus in Matthew 23 and Luke 12.
Money is talked about in the Bible more than 2,300 times. That's more than Jesus talked about love or hell and Heaven combined! God knew we would need guidance on this topic. Because of this, we don't shy away from teaching about the topic and providing resources to help you be a good steward of all God has given you.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
NEXT CLASS: Email or find another group in our area (we offer the course at a discount - you may have to pay the full price of $119)
Financial Peace University is a 9-week course that covers a variety of financial topics including budgeting, debt reduction, saving/investing, real estate, insurance, and more!
We have found that many who take this class experience improvements in other areas of their life as a result of getting their finances in order. Having “Financial Peace” has been shown to help to eliminate stress, fear, and anxiety about money and improve communication among married couples.
Imagine what the people of God could do for the Kingdom of God, if they were debt free? Imagine the awesome ways you could bless others by getting your own financial house in order!
The course costs $109 and includes a kit containing a work book, access to online tools, the book Financial Peace University, an envelope system, and more!
Needs-based scholarships are available.
SMART MONEY. SMART KIDS.
NEXT CLASS: Email
Learn to teach your kids to work hard, spend wisely, and give generously—all with a spirit of contentment that will transform their lives!
Don't want to wait until our next class? Do a home study!
Don't want to wait until our next class? Do a home study!
FINANCIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
The Financial Learning Experience is a FREE two-hour event taught throughout the nation and world! The FLE was developed from Joseph Sangl's book, I Was Broke. Now I'm Not., and it has equipped people to accomplish far more than they every thought possible with their personal finances.
This high-energy, inspirational, and highly practical class is taught by a member of the IWBNIN Team is who LIVING THIS!
Joe received rave reviews from his visit last year, so we're brining him back! Details to come!
Grace is happy to provide budget coaches to those looking for a system of managing their finances and accountability. Taking a financial education course prior or concurrent to budget coaching is required.
If you are interested in a budget coach, please complete the Budget Coach Request Form and a member of our team will be in touch with you to match you with a budget coach.
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Here are some financial resources from our education providers to assist you on your way to financial freedom!
- Monthly Budgeting Form (PDF)
- Debt Calculators
- Savings Calculators
- Generous Living Stories (videos)
- Biblical Financial Principles (PDF)