Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure at Bethel Church
God invites us to dedicate all that we are and have to Him in appreciation for His gracious offer of salvation. (Romans 12:1). In our Bethel Church community we encourage everyone to connect with spiritual growth activities (your time), be willing to serve one another by volunteering (your talent), and to invest financially in support of the mission and ministries of the church (your treasure).
The Elders have also approved certain designated funds for your consideration. These include the following:
Our General Fund is Bethel’s primary source of income and is used to fund all ministries and administrative needs as stated in the budget. The expected income and expenses for this fund is determined by our Elders, approved by our congregation and then managed by our staff to accomplish ministries which advance our mission.
Living Above & Beyond
Gifts to Living Above & Beyond funds are designated towards capital projects and improvements.
Gifts to the Benevolence Fund are used to assist community members with specific, short-term needs, upon application.
Fees are the suggested payments for personal counseling sessions with our trained staff.
Donations fund Bethel Counseling Ministry, providing low-cost professional, Christian counseling to the community.
Giving Update – May 25, 2023
Giving to our General Fund Budget to date was expected to be $2,742,290. The actual giving has been $2,560,164. This has resulted in a deficit of $182,126. We are currently trimming expenses in order to make up for this shortfall in expected giving. Thank you for investing in the eternal work God is doing at Bethel Church as we seek to love God, love others and serve the world.
How to Give
Offering boxes for your gifts are in the Worship Center, the Family Life Center, Solid Grounds and at the Kindred Campus. Online giving is also available or gifts can be delivered to the Church Office during business hours.
Click on the link below and follow the prompts to set up an account and giving preferences. For more information email KristenHestdalen@bethelfc.com.
Is my giving secure?
Yes. We use secure processing services that meet or exceed the highest government standards. We use encryption which “scrabbles” your personal information, so that third-parties cannot view or decode your information.
Is my sensitive information kept private?
Yes. Neither Bethel Church nor our online giving webhost Church Community Builder (CCB) will sell or rent your information to third parties. Your contact and demographic information are stored in a unique file in a secure environment separate from our website and its servers.
What forms of payment can I use?
You can use a checking account, debit card, or credit card.
When are gifts processed?
Gifts made with a credit or debit card are processed the next day. Gifts made from a checking account are processed within three to five business days.
Will I get a statement for tax purposes?
All givers with a current address in our database will be given an annual contribution statement. This includes giving made online, during worship services and by mail.
Can I view my giving history online?
Yes. Once your gift has been processed, you will be able to see a list of all your gifts and payments under the “My Profile” section.
Can I give my online gift to an outreach team or special project?
Yes. Please go to the Go Teams page and click the link to give to the trip you would like to support. Gifts can be made securely online via debit/credit card or via checking account.
Can I cancel or change my online giving?
Yes. You may cancel or make changes to your pending contributions at any time. Once your gift has been processed, you cannot make changes to it through your online giving account.
I still have other questions. What should I do?
Contact Kirsten Hestdalen at 701.232.4476 for any other questions about giving.
If you need more information about our finances, please contact Kirsten Hestdalen by email or call 701.232.4476.