We are Called to Give
Proverbs 3:9 "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops..."
Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of our hearts and Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return we would give cheerfully, sacrificially and regularly. God's Word calls us to cheerfully give our first fruits to the local church as an act of worship to Him. Each of us is called to worship God with our entire life, including our time, talents and treasure. Sharing those resources is an important way to worship the Giver of all good things. We pledge to be good stewards of your gifts, taking great care in how we manage and track the resources entrusted to us. The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship and commitment. We believe the minimum Biblical standard for giving is 10%, commonly called a "tithe." Jesus Christ had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Bible.
Why Give Online
Website processing of financial gifts provides a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give one-time gifts or recurring donations by credit card (Visa/MasterCard, Discover) or by electronic check. To make an electronic check payment, you will need to provide the bank routing number and account number that appear at the bottom of a check.
If this is your first experience with online giving at The Church of the Cross, we recommend that you create a profile. This stores your information safely so that it is unnecessary to re-enter it with each gift.
All information is secure and encrypted to protect you and your information.
How does my giving support Jackson First Assembly of God?
Jackson First Assembly of God prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning spanning the fiscal year. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry and operations. It is important that every member and attendee understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of the church through systematic giving (tithing) to the church.
How can I give to the church?
Cash: You can give cash during worship services or drop it off at the church office at
Jackson First Assembly of God, 2410 Coffeeville Rd, Jackson, Alabama during normal business hours 9:00am - 4:00pm. In order to receive a contribution statement for yourcash gift, you must place all cash in a tithing envelope provided on the church pews.
Checks or Money Orders: Checks and money orders can be placed in the offering plate during worship, dropped off at church offices or mailed to:
Jackson First Assembly of God
Attn: Wendy Anderson
2410 Coffeeville Rd.
Jackson, AL 36545
What are the benefits of giving online?
You can prioritize giving in your budget. The Bible indicates giving is to be a "first" and not a last or left-over matter. Read Proverbs 3: 9-10
It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles. Online, your giving can be done automatically.
You can increase your faithfulness. Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel and other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to promote faithfulness.
You can help your church. Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting and strengthen our base of regular support.
You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers. As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and example for others to follow.