Benefits of Giving Online
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip. Security – We utilize Servant Keeper, one of the industry leaders, for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen. Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering. Helping BMZ Church – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Tithes and Offerings
Financial giving at BMZ can generally be divided into two categories: tithes and offerings. The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe, which is ten percent of our income contributed to your home church (the one you attend) on a regular basis. You can learn more about tithing here. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.
The ministry of BMZ Church is funded by God’s provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful members and attenders. At BMZ, we honor God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of BMZ Church remains beyond reproach. Members of BMZ Church will receive, at least annually, a copy of your financial giving statements. All tithes, offerings and gifts are tax deductible.
At BMZ, we have many ways to give. You can use the postage-paid envelope you receive in worship each week to give during worship, or you can mail it in later; or you can give online by using our Secure Online Giving to set up a one-time or recurring gift. Visit our Ways to Give page for more information.
A Note About Credit Cards
While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we discourage the irresponsible use of credit cards. We offer donation by credit card as a convenience to those who manage their finances in a God-honoring way.