We are very excited to now offer on-line giving at Bakersfield Central SDA Church.
God's plan for the support of His work on this earth is through the tithe and freewill offerings of His people. The tithe is the main source of funding for the total proclamation of the gospel to all the world by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This includes a balanced and comprehensive evangelistic outreach to the public and the spiritual nurturing of church members. Because the tithe is reserved for a special purpose, freewill offerings must provide the funding for many functions of the gospel work.
God asks us to return a tithe. To do so recognizes Him as the Owner of all creation. This is not a financial transaction but an expression of faith and a matter of simple honesty. He designed it to be a blessing to us and to others. The tithe is foundational to His work and our participation makes it the greatest source of funding to advance God’s mission.
The purpose of the tithe is for the spreading of the gospel. Most of it stays in your local conference, ”the storehouse,” to support pastors, education and evangelism. From there the tithe is used to advance God’s work throughout the world at the Union, Division and General Conference levels. Tithing is divinely ordained by God and faithfulness to this practice is designed to be a blessing to us.
Adventist Giving allows you to return your tithe and give your offerings online while you do your online banking, are on a long business trip, on vacation, or even if you are unable to attend church due to an illness. But most important of all, if you desire to give back to the Lord all of your first fruits as soon as you have them, you can do it immediately through Adventist Giving.
How does Adventist Giving Work?
Go to adventistgiving.org / Create an account / Search for Bakersfield Central SDA Church / Follow the 4 steps listed
Do my tithes and offerings still go through my local church?
Yes. 100% of the funds are routed through the local church.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept electronic checks(using your checking’s routing and account number), and we can process Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® credit cards. We also accept debit cards with the Visa® and MasterCard® logo. Some conferences/region may only accept electronic checks. In Canada, only credit cards with the Visa® and MasterCard® logos can be used at this time.
Can I still use the old familiar cash and check method of giving?
Yes. AdventistGiving is simply another method available to you.
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