Giving

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give?

God is generous and so He calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the Gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives and that includes what we do with our finances.

Ways to give

Online Giving

  • Click the button above to be taken to our giving portal.
  • If you'd prefer to continue to utilize PayPal, click the button below.
  • To give to the Missionary Love Gift through PayPal, click the button below.

Onsite Giving

  • Please make checks payable to “Bethel Baptist Church.”
  • Prenumbered envelopes are available to organize regular giving.
  • Offering given onsite may be placed in the secure boxes located on the back wall of the sanctuary.
  • Checks may be mailed to the church at 1196 N. Academy Street, Galesburg IL 61401.

Bill Pay

  • Use your bank's online tools to use "Bill Pay" to have your bank send your tithe or offering to Bethel.
  • You can often make these recurring as well.

Non-Cash Giving Options

Additional ways of donating to Bethel may have tax advantages.  These include gifts of appreciated assets such as stocks or mutual funds, or a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from a traditional or Roth IRA; depending on the age of the donor, the latter may be able to be used to satisfy part or all of the required minimum distribution (RMD) without the distribution being included in the donor’s taxable income.  Bethel Baptist Church is unable to offer legal or tax advice; please contact your personal financial advisor or tax accountant for further information.

Resources

Tithe
We believe Scripture exemplifies giving the first 10% (a tithe) as a good baseline to our regular giving.
Special Offerings
Our occasional special offerings are designed to be above and beyond our regular giving.
Financial Peace University
We regularly offer FPU classes.  If you are unfamiliar with these classes please click here.
Sermon
Click HERE to watch Pastor Scott teach on generosity.
More Questions: Please contact us through the form below if you have any more questions about FPU classes or giving at Bethel.

Financial Questions Contact Form