The Perfect Example
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
When we truly and deeply understand that everything we have is a gift from God, generosity will overflow from us. At Southeast we believe that everything we have belongs to God and He has entrusted us to be good stewards. Whether it is in the form of finances, resources, service or time, it is a believer’s responsibility to give back to the Lord. Hopefully, you’ll find the answers you need concerning giving at SCC on this site.
This organization is firmly committed to good stewardship of funds entrusted to us. To ensure our financial accountability to you, we are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We fully support the ECFA and display its seal proudly to reflect compliance with is membership standards.
While this can have advantages, we want each person who chooses this option to make sure they are giving in a spirit that is pleasing to the Lord. While there are several ways to give electronically, including automatic withdrawal from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards and credit cards, we strongly discourage the use of credit cards. “…The borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7 Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you. To sign up for online giving, please click one of the "Giving Options" buttons to set up and/or manage an account. If you have any problems or concerns, or to discontinue offering envelopes, please call 502.253.8707 or send an email to email@example.com.
Cash or Check
For your convenience, offering envelopes are available for tithes and offerings to both the general and building funds.
Simply place cash or checks (made payable to Southeast Christian Church) in one of these envelopes and put it in the offering bag during any of the weekend services. You may also mail it to Southeast Christian Church and we will process your gift. Be sure to indicate on the check or envelope if the funds are for the general fund or the building fund.
Need envelopes or have questions?
To order monthly offering envelopes or if you have any questions please call 502.253.8707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do accept stock gifts at Southeast. Giving stock you have owned more than one year, and which has gone up in value, can provide a double tax benefit.
The increase in value is called appreciation and can result in capital gain income tax when the stock is sold. The amount taxable is typically the sale price less than your basis, which usually is what you paid for it. In other words, if you paid $1,000 for 100 shares of stock, and later sold it for $3,000, you would pay tax on the $2,000 increase in value. However, making a charitable gift of the stock can avoid the long-term capital gain income tax.
Additionally, the amount you can deduct on your income tax return is the entire fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income of the year. The five-year carry forward of any unused deduction also applies. In the above example, the tax deduction would be $3,000, the value of the stock, rather than $1,000, the amount paid. This is in addition to avoiding the capital gain income tax.
Please contact Ellen Williams at 502.253.8038, for assistance in making a gift of stock. You should also consult your tax advisor to be sure it makes sense for you.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions
If you are over age 70 1/2, you may make part or all of your IRA required minimum distribution as a qualified charitable distribution. A qualified charitable distribution is generally a nontaxable distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA to an organization eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. Please consult your tax advisor to be sure it makes sense for you.
It makes sense to write a will or revocable living trust. Planning your estate allows your desires to be carried out when this life ends.
It is one of those things that must be done to have your “house in order”. 2 Kings 20:1 Planning is not just for the terminally ill or the elderly because life and health are unpredictable.
Consider a generous gift that will recognize the importance of Christian stewardship and provide funds for the Kingdom of God. Your will or trust can be a final statement and testimony of faith. A legacy of generosity truly recognizes “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” James 1:17
Real estate gifts at the request of the donor may also be accepted, depending on the circumstances. You should also consult with your tax advisor to make sure this is the right choice for you.