How much do I give?
Many times we tend to look at the size of the gift or the goodness of the cause. But Jesus measured generosity by a different standard: the condition of the giver’s heart. The best place to begin is by giving 10 percent of your income, which was modeled for us in the Old Testament. Some may want to start with more or less, but it's often best to begin with a set percentage on a regular basis. Key things to do before giving:
1) Ask God for direction.
2) Choose a percentage and commit to it.
3) Remember everything you have belongs to God - the act of giving is simply offering back to God what is already His.
What is the best way to give?
We believe that online or mobile giving is the easiest and most cost efficient way to give. It's automatic, secure, and immediately reflects in your giving record.
Can I designate my giving to a specific campus, ministry or fund?
Each campus and ministry at Access Church is funded through our General Fund or, at certain times, a campaign fund. We ask you to fund Access Church through either of those two funds. The church staff and board carefully consider how our funds will be distributed among our campuses and ministries in a way that keeps our mission and most important values at the forefront. It is important to designate which fund you would like your contributions to go to; if not designated, gifts will be attributed to the General Fund.
How do I get offering envelopes?
Envelopes are not necessary when giving with a check. Checks can simply be dropped in the buckets that get passed during a service, or dropped off at the Information Center, and we’ll make sure it’s matched to your account. However, if you're giving cash and would like to receive giving credit, please stop by the Information Center in the lobby to pick up an envelope or two.
Why do you accept credit cards?
Used responsibly, credit and debit cards are an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, and then pay the balance off in full. For these people, we offer the option to give using a credit or debit card. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
What if I have questions that aren't covered here?
We're here to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 651.674.7531.