Sharing the Gospel Through Generosity

How to Give

Thank You for Your Generosity!

The Bible tells us that God’s “faithfulness is a shield” (Psalm 91:4), that “all His work is done in faithfulness” (Psalm 33:4), and that His “faithfulness endures to all generations” (Psalm 119:90). Throughout 2022, a year full of opportunity and growth, we’ve continually seen that our God is faithful! And it’s been amazing to witness how He’s worked in, through, and around you, His Church.

Every year, we get to marvel at how He uses your generosity to advance the gospel and build up the kingdom of God here in South Florida and around the world. And this year was no different. As a result of your continued faithfulness and partnership, the Lord positioned our church to reach our community and change our world with the gospel. As we end 2022 and look forward to 2023, there’s still time for you to make a year-end gift with a grateful heart to our generous God.

Thank you for getting in the story this year!

Give a Year-End Gift

We believe that giving is a part of worship.

It’s a joy and privilege, not an obligation to be fulfilled. God is so generous; He sent His Son to give us life to save us. So, in response to all He’s done, we give to His house so others can know Jesus and experience the freedom and forgiveness He offers.

Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. If you’ve never given before, we invite you to take the challenge and put God to the test (Malachi 3:10)!

 

Tithes: The Biblical Foundation of Giving

In the Bible, we learn there are two different types of giving: tithes and offerings. The tithe is our baseline standard for giving. When we give the first 10% of our income to the Lord through the church, we put God first in our lives.

 

Offerings: Above and Beyond

An offering is when we feel called to give generously above and beyond, when we see a need and are moved to meet it! We hope that you—as an individual or as a family—will prayerfully consider how God may be inviting you to get in the story and give.

In order to make your above and beyond giving experience the best it can be, we’ve created unique areas of focus you can select from to ensure your gift is put towards your area of passion.

Birthday Gift For Jesus 2022

 

This year, your generous gift will let the light of Jesus shine into different communities and cities, both here and around the world!

Local: New EMA Centers and Assistance Program
You can be part of creating a new legacy for generations to come! Through this year’s Birthday Gift for Jesus, you’ll help fund two brand new EMA (Every Mother’s Advocate) crisis centers for South Florida moms. These centers will help prevent family separation by providing moms in crisis with support, education, and advocacy. This gift will also go towards creating a new program that will focus on serving moms in our county jails and provide them with support, stability for their kids, and help in creating a better future for their families.

Global: AGILE Launching in Italy and Kenya
Your generosity can change the trajectory of a child’s future from poverty to sustainability. Your Birthday Gift for Jesus partnership will go towards the AGILE program that helps impoverished youth learn about God’s plan for their lives and how to develop businesses to support their families and break the cycle of poverty in their lives. This program is taking off in Kenya and Italy, and your gift will help spread this to thousands of students there and beyond.

 

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Global Outreach

These gifts help spread the gospel in the communities in need of Jesus with the goal of long-term impact in a region. To learn more about this fund, call us at 954-556-4499 or e-mail us at Engagement@CalvaryFTL.org

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Kingdom Builders

These gifts are invested in the future of God’s house, His people, digital outreach, and kingdom initiatives.

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Relief & Restoration

These gifts are used to serve the lost and hurting people through local outreach programs and disaster relief. To learn more about this fund, call us at 954-556-4499 or e-mail us at Engagement@CalvaryFTL.org

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Other Ways to Give

Appreciated Stock/Securities

Stocks

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Qualified Charitable Distributions (IRA)

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Donor Advised Fund Giving

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Ways to Give 
Thank you for your gift!

There are several options for you to choose from to make your giving easy and secure.

On Our Website

Select your campus above and click GIVE to fill out your info

Text Message

Text GIVE to 31352 from your phone and click on the link. Standard message & data rates may apply.

Mobile App

Download the CalvaryFTL mobile app and click on GIVE

Topics and Q&A For Giving

Here is a list of topics that that we hope provides you with some helpful Q&A's. If you have questions after reviewing this list, our Engagement team would love to serve you. You can call us Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm at 954-556-4499 or e-mail us at Engagement@CalvaryFTL.org
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Tithes & Offerings

How is Calvary Chapel held accountable with my tithes and offerings?

Calvary Chapel is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). We adhere to high standards of biblical accountability, board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charitable resources. You can view our accreditation here

Calvary Chapel is also audited annually by an independent certified public accounting firm, CapinCrouse, LLP. You can view this audit on our Financial Statement.

Why should I tithe?

Tithing is a form of worship. When you tithe to the Lord through your home church, you’re trusting God by giving back what is already His. Secondly, tithing is a biblical principle; we tithe out of obedience to God (Malachi 3: 8-10). Why should I give 10%? The word “tithe” is derived from the word “tenth” (Genesis 14:20, 28:22).  

What’s the best way to give?

The easiest and best way to give is through your Pushpay account on our website or the CalvaryFTL app. You can make a one-time gift, schedule your giving to be recurring, and review your giving history all in one place.

Can I give my offering to a specific area?

Yes! Calvary Chapel has three areas for giving above & beyond through an offering–Global Outreach, Kingdom Builders, and Relief & Restoration. We also have a few special offering opportunities during the year. You can learn more on our main giving page.

Do I receive a receipt for my giving? 

If you make a donation online, you will receive an electronic receipt by e-mail that is issued immediately from Pushpay. Giving statements are sent to your primary email address on file in late January for the prior calendar year. The receipt states that you have donated to Calvary Chapel and shows the amount.

Where can I see an entire record of my giving history?

Go to PushPay, and log into your giving account. Once you’re logged in, scroll down to “My Giving” and click “View History” on the right. If you need assistance, please call 954-556-4499.

Will my giving be recorded for tax purposes? 

Calvary Chapel is a licensed 501(c)(3) and is required to keep a record of all gifts. Giving statements are sent to your primary email address on file in late January for the prior calendar year

Non-Cash Giving

Marketable securities: Transfer ownership of stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares

Marketable securities are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. We’ve teamed up with the National Christian Foundation (NCF) to receive these non-cash gifts. 

Can I give non-cash gifts items like cars, boats, and jewelry?

Did you know that over 90% of the world’s wealth is held in assets, not cash? That means that most of your giving capacity is tied up in your “stuff,” not your checkbook. We’ve teamed up with the National Christian Foundation so we can accept several types of non-cash gift items you want to give. Whether it’s a car, a boat, or jewelry, our partners will turn it into cash and give it back to Calvary to invest in the lives of people who need the gospel. Givers will be sent an acknowledgement letter including a description of the donated item and the date it was received.

What is the National Christian Foundation (NCF)?

NCF is a Christian Institution offering solutions and tax-smart strategies for your giving. Our local NCF team is comprised of some of the brightest, most passionate experts in charitable giving. This institution brokers your personal giving on our behalf to help us be the best stewards of your gift.

Why the National Christian Foundation (NCF)? 

NCF offers creative solutions and tax-smart strategies to help you give more efficiently and steward all that God has entrusted to you. This will help you make the biggest possible impact in the areas of your greatest passion. With non-cash giving at NCF, you transfer part or all of your asset to NCF before the sale, thereby reducing or eliminating capital gains taxes, and then we liquidate the asset at the right time. The net proceeds will then go to Calvary’s Giving Fund.

How can I contact the National Christian Foundation (NCF)?

Please feel free to contact NCF with any questions concerning your giving.         

P: 954-771-0110
F: 954-771-0002
E: southflorida@ncfgiving.com  
W: NCFGiving.com/southflorida

I don’t use a broker. I have my own stock certificates. Can I still donate stock to Calvary Chapel? 

Yes, there are special forms and procedures involved for transferring paper stock certificates. Please contact the National Christian Foundation to get more information. 

P: 954-771-0110
F: 954-771-0002
E: southflorida@ncfgiving.com  
W: NCFGiving.com/southflorida

I have a mutual fund. How can I give shares?

There are special forms and procedures unique to each mutual fund company. Please contact the National Christian Foundation to discuss the specific procedures for your shares. 

P: 954-771-0110
F: 954-771-0002
E: southflorida@ncfgiving.com  
W: NCFGiving.com/southflorida

What does Calvary do with the stock?

Calvary instructs its broker (South Florida National Christian foundation) to sell the shares and transfer the proceeds to Calvary’s Giving fund so the proceeds can be put to ministry use.

Pushpay

What is Pushpay?

Pushpay is the secure, PCI DSS compliant company that Calvary Chapel has contracted with to provide secure giving.

Why should I set up a login and password with Pushpay?

When you create an account with Pushpay, you have the option for your information including your credit card or debit card to be saved making the next time you give an easier process. You also gain access to helpful concierge service if needed. 

Do I have to create a login with Pushpay in order to give?

No. You can give without creating a login.

What forms of payment can I use when giving?

All credit cards or debit cards from Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. Your bank account is the preferred method so credit card processing fees that take up a portion of your gift can be avoided.

Does 100% of my giving go to Calvary Chapel when I give with a credit card or debit card?

For each transaction, Calvary is charged a merchant fee from the credit card companies of approximately 2.3%.  

Can I set up recurring giving?

Yes. Choose the recurring tab to set up a gift that you want to give on a regular basis.

Personal Finances

Do you offer financial advice?

We do not provide investment advice or recommendations. We do offer Financial Peace University at our campuses at various times throughout the year, financial freedom workshops, and provide a seminar on Wills & Trusts to help you leave a legacy and be the best possible steward of your resources.

How do I sign up for Financial Peace University (FPU)?

Go to the Financial Freedom page on our website to see where FPU is being offered next and register online to hold your spot!

Planned Giving

Life Insurance: You can name Calvary Chapel as a beneficiary on your policy

A current life insurance policy can be transferred to Calvary Chapel, for which you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value. Calvary Chapel will elect one of two options: (1) cash in the policy for immediate ministry needs, or (2) keep it and utilize the death benefit later.

Planned Gifts: Giving retirement assets, bequests, trusts, etc. as part of your overall personal finance strategy 

If you have planned in advance to give a gift as part of your overall personal financial strategy, we recommend that you discuss your decision with your tax and/or financial advisor. There are several types of gifts that may fall under this category, many of which are very simple to make and do not require any formal communication to us. These include:

  • Retirement Assets: You can name Calvary Chapel as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan. Any amounts left in your plan will transfer to Calvary Chapel free of income and estate tax.
  • Bequests: You can name Calvary Chapel in your will as a beneficiary and your estate will receive an income tax deduction for the value of your bequest. A bequest written in a will or trust can be made for either a percentage or an amount.