2018 Proposed General Budget & Acts 1:8 Proposal

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Take part in the 2018 Budget process:

Budget Forum > 11/12 > 2 PM > Room 250

Budget Discussion > 11/15 > 5:30 PM > Gym

Budget Vote > 11/26 > Special Called Business Meeting at the end of all three morning worship services

Online Giving

Calvary is happy to introduce Realm, an online connection and giving tool that makes communicating and giving easier than ever. If you previously had recurring gifts set up through ACS, you will need to set up a new account through Realm, as your current ACS account will be shut down. Realm offers many features we are excited to introduce over the coming weeks, including simple ways to give, messaging tools among small groups (such as your Sunday school class), calendars and notifications so you can always stay informed about what’s happening around Calvary.

We think you will love Realm and how simple it makes giving and communicating. Please click the link below and follow a few simple steps to set up your account or login once you have set up your account.


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!

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.


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


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.