Thanks for visiting the online giving portion of our website.
Before you scroll down to the "donate" link, we'd like to chat with you a bit about the American church's all-they-ever-talk-about-is-money reputation. The last thing we want to do is reinforce that perception--because it's simply not true at Wentzville Christian Church.
At the same time, it's also not true that we actively avoid conversations about money. In fact, we can be down-right bold about them. We don't apologize for teaching about or asking for money because:
- we acknowledge that everything we have ultimately belongs to God, and scripture teaches us that it's right and good to give back a portion of "our" stuff to Him. In our context, that means giving 10% of our income toward WCC's ministry, which is called a "tithe." The word offering refers to "above and beyond" giving, for special projects or programs. Now here's a frequently asked question: Does that 10% apply to gross or net income?
- we believe that following Christ means that we put Him in charge of our whole lives--including our bank accounts.
- along with reading the Bible, praying, volunteering, and attending worship regularly, financial giving is a spiritual discipline--one that allows us to experience God's care for even the smallest details of our lives.
- practically speaking, ministry gets a bit tricky without funding. Apart from the financial support of our church family, we couldn't keep the lights on in the place, much less support a missionary in Haiti or India.
If you have additional questions or concerns about the
discipline of giving, please do not hesitate to contact Kris Hagemeier.
And if you're ready to give this giving thing a go, keep reading.
Ways to Give at Wentzville Christian Church
During Worship Services
All of our worship experiences include an offering time, so if you're not all that jazzed about online giving, no worries. Please just be sure to designate what portion of your gift is for our general operating budget and which portion should be applied to any other fund.
Via Online Banking (for one-time or recurring donations)
Most financial institutions offer online banking, allowing you to set up either one-time or recurring donations. Contact your favorite bank to learn more about this option.
WCC accepts donations of stock, vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, and other non-cash items. Please speak with Kris Hagemeier to learn more and get started.
Via Online Giving
To make a one-time donation, please click on the link below. But first, please know that going into debt to support WCC's ministry isn't actually a terrific idea. If you feel like you simply don't have enough margin to give, you're not alone. Most people struggle with tithing for lots of reasons, the most common being fear -- of not having enough or of not being able to keep up the Jones'. However, if you feel that the only way you can give is by going into debt, we have a suggestion. Spend some quiet time with God, instead, asking Him for guidance on how to arrange your finances in ways that honor Him. Then, start somewhere -- even if your gift feels tiny -- and commit to increasing your giving by one percent each year until you reach the biblical standard of 10%.