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2017 Proposed General Budget & Acts 1:8 Proposal


Giving is more than money—it’s mission. See how your gifts impact the story of God.

Text to Give

Giving is now as easy as sending a text. Simply send a messsage to 73256 saying “calvarytuscaloosa (amount you want to give)” (Example: calvarytuscaloosa 10). If it’s your first time, you will receive a text with a link where you can safely connect your credit card to your smart phone. Since you only have to set up your card once, you will now be able to give from anywhere at anytime with a single text!

Online Giving

Calvary offers an electronic option for making regular offerings.  Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.



Giving Information

Thank you so much for giving to the ministries of Calvary Tuscaloosa.

Each Sunday, we take up an offering in all three of our Sunday morning services. We also offer the option of on-line giving and direct tithes to those who feel led to contribute. Calvary strives to be a good steward of those resources entrusted into our care due to generous donations from the church family and others.  Rest assured that when you give financial contributions to Calvary, we are responsible for and accountable for the ways donations are used.


Accountability

Calvary Ministries:

All Calvary ministries, including but not limited to age-group ministries, fall under the guidance and direction of our Finance and/or Personnel Committees as well as senior staff members. We also have a yearly audit of all financial aspects of Calvary performed by an outside company.  Ultimately, we are responsible to all members and advisors within each ministry area and our church body as a whole.

ACTS 1:8 Ministries:

These ministries are chosen yearly by our Missions Council after much consideration.  The Council chooses organizations which they feel align themselves with our vision of not only providing for physical but also spiritual needs within our community and beyond. For more information on all of our ACTS 1:8 Ministries, click HERE.


Direct Giving Through Bank Drafts

You can also set up a direct tithe payments through bank drafts by clicking HERE to download the Authorization Agreement for Direct Tithe Payments. Once complete, submit this form, along with a voided check or deposit slip to the financial secretary in the church office.

For more information on these options, please contact Tim Plant at (205) 758-0495 or tplant@calvarytuscaloosa.org.


Funds

In addition to our General Fund (where all regular tithes and non-designated funds are placed), we have several special funds to which additional gifts can be given. Below is an outline of our funds.

  • General Fund: Supports the mission and ministry of Calvary Tuscaloosa.
  • 21st Century Fund: This new fund has been established to collect gifts designated for future facility needs and building projects. In the future, we can turn to this fund instead of borrowing for future improvements.
  • Acts 1:8 Fund: Supports the continued efforts of organizations the Missions Council feels align themselves with our vision of not only providing for physical but also spiritual needs within our community and beyond.

Stewardship Estate Planning

For more information on Stewardship Estate Planning, please click HERE.