Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. Amen. 2 Cor. 9:7-8
At Second Presbyterian Church, stewardship is not our code word for giving money, it is rather the way we think about our life together.
Our grateful response to God for all we’ve been given, not just in financial resources, but in our time, talents, relationships, opportunities, and even challenges.
We seek to serve God with our whole selves, and encourage others to do so as well. We believe in serving God with who we are, what we have, and what we do.
Yes, this includes financial giving, but it encompasses much more than that. God has given each of us unique gifts, abilities, and resources; they are all entrusted to us, and we have been given the freedom to use them for God’s glory.
To make the process of giving easy and convenient, Second Presbyterian will soon offer an online giving option.
Second Presbyterian Church gratefully accepts gifts of stock, which may provide substantial tax advantages for donors. Donors receive a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock and avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. The tax benefits of making a gift of stock should be discussed with your personal financial advisor.
Click on the link below to download a copy of our stock contribution procedures.
Planned Giving is…Stewardship
God calls us to make wise and faithful choices about the use and disposition of our property. By planning our future gifts now, we are graciously responding to the blessings in our lives, reflecting our faith that we will continue to recognize God’s generosity. Planned gifts create a vision of abundance for the church of the future, empowering its mission to continue long after we are gone.
Planned giving enables you to make a meaningful gift while potentially enhancing your and your family’s future financial well-being. It takes into account the many factors of estate planning including:
People – loved ones and your church family
Assets – cash, investments, real property
Estate and tax reduction plans
Visit our Legacy Society page for more information on planned giving.