Giving and Stewardship
God is the giver of our time, talent, and treasure and ultimately owns everything. As God’s Children, we are called to be good stewards of His gifts, God’s part and our part. As a church we are required to do the same. Midway encourages every member to put their God-given gifts to work in growing His kingdom.
Ways to Give:
Online Giving - Simply click HERE to get started. When you visit the first time, you will be asked to set up a login account and password. You’ll have the option to make a one time gift, or set up a recurring gift (e.g. weekly or monthly).
Online Bill Pay - Through your bank and online access, you may set up a one time or recurring check to be sent to Midway. This is the most efficient way to give (no fees to you or Midway, 100% of your gift reaches the Church.) Please have your checks sent to: Midway Community Church 3365 Francis Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-754-1555
In Person - Bring your check or cash to Sunday Service and drop it in the offering plate. Please note your name and address on the envelope to ensure proper accounting of your gift and an annual statement will be sent to you at the end of the calendar year.
US Mail - You may also send a check or money order via the US Mail: Midway Community Church 3365 Francis Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-754-1555
Gift Matching - Many employers and philanthropic organizations will match your gift to Midway Community Church. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) family of churches. To obtain our IRS Group Exemption number or Tax ID number, please contact the church treasurer, Laura Blomquist at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 770-754-1555.
Stock Transfer - Giving appreciated stock has certain tax benefits. Please check with your personal accountant for details. To complete a transaction, please contact the church treasurer, Laura Blomquist at email@example.com, or 770-754-1555.
Why We Should Give:
We believe that biblically, God invites us to trust Him with three major areas of our lives related to stewardship:
- Our Time – What we do
- Our Talents – How we use our gifts
- Our Treasure – What we’ve been blessed with
What Scripture Teaches about Tithes and Offerings:
A tithe is a concept that was introduced in the Old Testament (Numbers 18:21-29).
To “tithe” is to give one-tenth of your income (your “first fruits”). Scripture emphasizes the priority placed on giving. Giving more than one-tenth of your income would be considered an “offering”. 100% of all of our resources come from God. He asks that we faithfully bring 10% to the church to grow His kingdom. He generously allows for us to keep 90% of our income. As a Christ follower we view the giving requirements of the Old Testament law as something to be exceeded. Therefore, giving a tithe should be viewed as the starting place, not the finish line.
The Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians that Jesus is the ultimate model in giving:
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
Giving to Midway Community Church:
Tithes and Offerings support the ongoing ministries of the church, our missionaries in the field, the continuing operation and maintenance of the building and campus facilities, and the church staff. The budget for this General Operating Fund is set forth by the Elders and approved by the congregation of Midway Community Church each November for the following calendar year.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8