It is easy to contribute to Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley online through Simple Give. Simply click the “Give Online” button below to contribute by credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer.
Why contribute online? Is it safe? See the Q & A below for the answers to these and many more questions about contributing online.
Q: Why make a contribution online?
A: The online contribution is set up to make it easier to donate to Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley. It is for your convenience.
Q: Is donating online safe?
A: Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley has teamed up with Simple Give to provide you with a safe, secure environment for online contributions. Simple Give specializes in online payments for churches and non-profits and guarantees the safety of your transaction.
Q: Does my contribution go directly to Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley?
A: Yes. Your contribution goes directly to Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley. Simple Give processes the transaction for us and then deposits them directly to our bank account.
Q: Can I make an anonymous contribution online?
A: Unfortunately, it is not possible to make an anonymous contribution online. For your security Simple Give must verify your identity.
Q: Can I get a tax receipt for my contribution?
A: Yes! Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley is a 501(c)3 Non for profit corporation and is exempt from Federal Income Tax. When you contribute online you will automatically get an email confirmation of your donation. Additionally, you will receive a year end giving statement from Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley showing all the contributions you have made throughout the year. This statement is for reporting your contributions to the IRS.
Prescription for Giving
Second, giving should be regular, not haphazard, taking place on the first day of the week.
Third, laying something aside, refers to separating it out, not for personal needs but considering the money to be Gods money.
Fourth, every individual’s giving should be proportionate, as he may prosper.
The Attitude for Giving
— Giving should be motivated by love and generosity and is a measure of ones love for God (Luke 21:1-4, 1 Corinthians 13:3).
— Giving should be done in secret and not for show (Matt 6:3-4).
— Giving should be done with simplicity (Romans 12:8).
— Giving should be done with honesty and integrity (Acts 5:1-10).
— Giving should be done freely, because we have already been given so much (Matt 10:8).
— Giving should be done out of love for God (1 Cor 13:3).
— Giving should be an expression of ones faith (James 2:15-17).
— Understand the biblical principals of giving.
— Have Christian maturity.
— Give without a hidden agenda
What Giving is Not
— The motive is not to get something back.
— A gift should not be given based on coercion or emotional appeals.
— Should not be given because of tradition, or customs.
— Giving should not be done because everyone else is doing it and your concern about peer pressure.
— Giving does not remove guilt or give you points with God.
Failure of Honoring God with Our Giving
— We fail to thrive to Christian maturity and receive suspended growth.
— We forget the Lord and fall into sin (Deut 8:11-20).
How are you Sowing?
-Chuck Smith in Living Water , Chapter 20