Everything we need has been given to us in Jesus! And yet knowing Jesus causes our hearts to be joyful givers to His mission. We see God doing amazing things at Apostles and we want to be bold in calling you to give to God’s mission among us. Scripture portrays giving as a joyous act of worship, not a dreary chore. We give out of celebration for all of the abundant blessings that God has bestowed on us. Christians serve a generous God and we strive to be generous people.
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If you’d like to try our mobile giving function, text any dollar amount to 84321.
A link will be texted back to you to make your first gift and create an account.
GIVE BY MAIL
If you’d like to give by mail, you can write a check to:
111 E. 14th St. #170
New York, NY 10003
When I give at Apostles, where does the money go?
Giving at Apostles funds our missionaries overseas, church planters we know and trust locally and abroad through Sojourn Network, as well as our regular expenses and staff. Operating expenses (like rent, kids curriculum, and hospitality) are also completely covered by the giving from people like you.
How can I give?
Giving at Apostles is simple and secure. In addition to the ways to give listed above, you can bring cash or check to any of our gatherings. For all other gifts or donations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you promptly.
What kind of accountability is in place at Apostles regarding financial integrity?
We’ve committed to a very transparent approach to our church finances. Here are a few of the ways we actively work towards financial responsibility and handling our resources with integrity:
1. We provide a financial report each month and welcome questions regarding how the budget is structured and how decisions are made around spending. In addition, covenant members have access to our budget and vote on it annually.
2. Apostles is committed to unpaid leaders being involved in all stages of financial management and specifically are responsible for setting the compensation for the paid staff.
3. We are committed to follow the standards and practices that common outside of Apostles Church by being connected to National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). We utilize these resources to set salaries and build healthy categories for ministry.
Should I give based on my pre-tax or after-tax income?
Many people think about their giving as a percentage of their money coming in, but should you use gross or net income? The most common view is that gross earnings are the amount of God’s provision, and the tithe should be based on one-tenth of God’s provision. Taxes are generally considered payment for the privileges and services provided by the government. Though scripture doesn’t necessarily use the literal terms “net” or “gross,” it is important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 Corinthians 9 that “each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
What if I don’t have enough money to tithe (give 10%)?
Setting aside 10% of your gross earnings is a great place to start as a steward of God’s gifts but we understand that getting there can be challenging for new givers. If scripture tells us to honor Him with our first fruits and our blessings will be overflowing, we must learn to trust that He is faithful to provide. God wants us to trust Him. Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and he will honor your faithfulness and obedience.
Why do you accept credit cards?
Used within the parameters for which they were originally created, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, then pay off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card to tithe. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
What is the deadline for annual contributions?
Cash contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by December 31.
What has Apostles taught about giving and money?
For some examples of our teaching Listen to “The Gospel Comes with A Paycheck.”
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