Thank you for your interest in supporting Palos Verdes Baptist Church. Your generosity helps us accomplish our vision of “changed lives changing lives.” We are people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ reaching others for Him.
God provides for His work in many ways. Giving is both a privilege and a responsibility. Financial giving is also an act of worship. As we give, we have a part in the work that God does in bringing salvation to the lost and strength to believers. Should you feel that the Holy Spirit is guiding you to give financially to this ministry, you may do so by a variety of means as described below. We thank you for yielding to His Spirit and encourage you to continue to grow in the love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Direct debit from your checking account
Electronic bill pay-a check will be mailed directly to our church office from your bank
Credit card *– please note: the amount the church receives will be up to 5% lower than your specified gift amount due to our online processing fees. Please consider this when calculating your gift amount.
* If you use a credit card online, please do not go into debt to make a contribution. While we appreciate your gifts, please only make a credit card donation if you have the funds to cover this amount when the bill comes.
Please write checks made payable to Palos Verdes Baptist Church and mail it to:
4010 Palos Verdes Drive North, Suite 101
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
We use the name and address information printed on your check to send you a receipt at the end of the year for your tax deduction. (The IRS requires that we issue a receipt to the person whose name is on the check.)
Other Ways to Donate
For other creative giving ideas in lieu of a cash donation, consider some of these other possibilities of giving:
Stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated assets – By transferring ownership to PVBC, you avoid capital gains tax and can claim a deduction for the full amount of the stock’s value at the time of transfer.
Planned Gifts – Gifts of assets such as real estate, charitable remainder trust, life insurance, etc. can benefit both PVBC and your family.
If you would like to consider one or more of these other generous ways of giving, please call the church office at (310) 541-1811 to arrange a meeting.
What Is a Tithe and How Is It Different From an Offering?
The word “tithe” literally means a tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.
Why Do We Tithe?
The Bible says “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23, TLB). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of His blessing in our life.
In Malachi 3:10 (NIV), God says this: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test.
Is God Wise? Do You Trust Him?
These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and see what he does in and through your life.
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (ESV)