GIVING

WHY DO WE GIVE?

As a church we teach and practice the biblical principle of tithing. Tithe means a tenth. When we tithe, we give 10 % of our income to God. He not only calls us to give as an act of worship and obedience, but to give generously. Once you are faithfully tithing, we would like you to consider giving above and beyond.

Each year we set specific goals for outreach and leader development so that more and more people can be reached with the Gospel. Kingdom Builders are people who give sacrificially, above and beyond their tithe, to help us expand the Kingdom of God. We do this by partnering with local, global, and future organizations.

WAYS TO GIVE

Debit or Credit Card

Consider the benefit of establishing a recurring gift, knowing your generous gifts to the church are automatically handled each month. You can make a one-time or recurring gift using your debit or credit card. You can even take advantage of your credit card award programs as you give. To set this up, simply visit our website or the church center app, select the give button, choose your amount, then the debit/credit option, and then select the frequency.

Direct Deposit

With the convenience of direct deposit giving, you can establish a giving schedule that is both consistent and comfortable for your budget. You can set up automatic withdrawals either from your checking or savings account. To set this up, simply visit our website or the church center app, select the give button, choose your amount, and then the bank account option. It will then take you to stripe, where you can set up your recurring giving amount.

Stock Gifts

Donating appreciated stock will cost you less than making the same donation in cash. If you sell the appreciated stock, you must first pay the capital gains tax and then donate the after-tax portion. When you donate appreciated stock, you can deduct the full value of the stock and avoid paying the capital gains tax. The church receives the full value of the stock because, as a charitable organization, it is not required to pay the tax.

If your stock is held by your broker, it is as easy as a telephone call. Contact Pastor Scott Walberg at 503-304-4000 or at [email protected] to receive the broker account number for Peoples Church. You may also click below to download a Gift of Stock Form. Then your broker merely transfers your stock to the account of Peoples Church. If you hold the stock certificate, send your certificate to Peoples Church, and we can assist you in signing a stock power, and we will take care of the rest.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70 ½ or older, you are eligible to give directly to Peoples Church from your IRA through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Giving through a QCD is as simple as contacting your IRA custodian and instructing him or her to transfer any amount up to $100,000 per individual per year directly to Peoples Church from your IRA.

If you are 72 or older, a QCD can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). QCDs will also not count towards your taxable income for the year, allowing you to be generous and receive even more tax benefits. If you would like more information on how to initiate a QCD, please email [email protected].