Giving Via Text
You can now give your tithe or gift to your church via text. Simply text your giving amount toand hit send. If this is your first time, you’ll receive an immediate reply prompting you to enter your credit card information.
God created everything.
God owns everything.
As disciples of Jesus, we are not owners but trustees.
The Christian life is a response of gratitude to God – for his gifts of love and grace. Our monetary support enables the church to accomplish God’s mission in our world.
Questions about Giving?
Whether it’s in the Sunday morning offering plate or through an online contribution, you may choose from multiple giving options.
On Sundays, you may place a check or cash in the offering plate when it is passed during worship.
Mail or drop off your check at the Ministry Offices: Northwest Hills UMC, 7050 Village Center, Austin, Texas 78731.
Some members find it most convenient to write a check to the church monthly, as they write checks for monthly bills. Payments using an online bill paying service should be sent to this address as well.
Consider electronic funds transfer from your checking account for a convenient method of recurring contributions. This method saves time, postage and check charges, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring your contribution on Sunday. To set up recurring contributions electronically, fill out this Authorization Agreement, attach a voided check, and mail or drop off to Pam Detrich. The transfer occurs on the third of each month. If the third falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, it will occur on the following business day. At any time you desire, you may change or cancel your authorization.
Monthly and year-end contribution statements will be provided to you as a record of your giving. If you have any questions, contact Pam Detrich 512-345-1743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s between you and God. While we never tell anyone how much to give, we lift up the Biblical pattern of tithing, giving the first 10 percent of our income to God, as a practical discipline for spiritual growth. (Malachi 3:6-10) Some people begin with a smaller percentage and grow into the 10 percent tithe. Others feel God calling them to give beyond the 10 percent tithe as their faith and discipleship continue to grow. Everyone is challenged to “take the next step” in their giving.
Everyone must seek God’s direction in their giving decisions.
Traditional interpretations indicate the biblical tithe represents the “first fruits” of our income. By giving 10% of our income.
No. We are saved by God’s grace, as a free gift accepted by faith. But living into that salvation—what we call the Discipleship Pathway—includes learning to use the gifts God gives us, so that God can use our gifts to work his salvation in the world.
Absolutely! No one is ever asked how much they give. Tithing is always a personal, spiritual discipline.
Your gifts to Northwest Hills United Methodist help the church equip, prepare, and send disciples to share the love of Christ with others–both in this community and around the world. Contributions help pay for our gathering place for all of us to worship, learn, and grow together–and help our church family to live out the great commission to, Go make disciples of all nations. Your giving to Northwest Hills United Methodist furthers our mission through these four basic channels.
The Ministry & Missions Fund underwrites the ministries, operation, and maintenance of our local congregation–including staff salaries; worship and building costs, insurance, and ministries serving children, youth, and adults. This Fund also supports mission projects that are specifically chosen by our local church leadership and include more than 20 organizations in Austin and Texas, the United States and worldwide and our share in the global missions and ministries of The United Methodist Church.
The Building Fund provides the resources for the upkeep and maintenance of our facilities.
The Endowment Fund provides a way for persons to give gifts to provide for the long-term future of the church. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity, and the earnings is made available for church ministries as needed.
Pledges provide reasonable expectations of the income the church will receive for the coming year, and thus the very basis upon which the Finance Committee plans the church’s annual budget–prudently estimating income and establishing a realistic budget for all of our ministries.
Information on pledges and giving is a sacred trust that is held in confidence in the Financial office with periodic reports to the Senior Pastor.
Non-cash contributions may include:
● Publicly Traded Securities
● Closely-Held Stock
● Personal Property
● Real Estate
● Paid Insurance Policies
● Charitable Lead Trusts
● Deferred Gifts
For more information on any of these ways to give, contact Northwest Hills UMC office at 512-345-1743. You should always consult with your own tax advisor as to the tax-deductibility of gifts in your particular situation.