Ways to Give
Thank you for supporting Bloomingdale Church's mission of helping people know Jesus Christ as Lord. Several secure and convenient methods have been created for you to give, including:
Please include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that a donor receipt may be provided. Checks must be payable to Bloomingdale Church. Please add additional notations in the memo line only.
*This is a great option because there are no transaction fees.
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a non-tax deductible direct transfer of funds from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) payable directly to a qualified charity, such as Bloomingdale Church, and can help satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year. If you would like to make a contribution from your IRA, please first contact email@example.com to alert our Financial Secretary. Please add a cover letter or memo note on every check to alert our Stewardship Team of this specific giving type. Because a QCD is a non-tax deductible gift we prefer that you designate only to these funds: General Fund and/or Missions Fund.
You can designate the fund you wish to give to in the check memo, on the envelope, or on a note attached to the gift. Gifts cannot be split using mobile giving and need to be given as separate gifts.
You can choose to designate specific funds to the ministry of Bloomingdale Church:
**Undesignated funds are placed in the General Fund.
***When you give to this one fund it will be used to support all of the ministries in this fund.
Together we support workers and projects, locally and around the world. (Learn more about Alliance Missions.) Here are some of the financial ways you can engage in the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations:
When you specify the worker*** that you would like to give toward, 100% of those funds will be available for them to use for their ministry. Designate this on the giving envelope, check memo, or online giving category. If you split your donation among multiple international workers, we recommend giving instead to the "Missions Fund" which supports all of the BC designated international workers. Consider pledging to support the worker of your choice with a specific amount each month.
***Give directly to international workers specifically supported b Bloomingdale Church by clicking on their names below:
2 Give to missions in general:
If you give to the Missions Fund, up to 80% of your gift will be disbursed to all of the BC-designated Alliance Missions workers^, at least 10% of your donation will go to the C&MA's Great Commission Fund supporting hundreds of workers around the globe, and 10% of your donation will help to start churches in the Midwest District.
^Distributions vary based on worker designations:
"Sent by BC" – worked at/attended BC, sent as BC workers (highest %);
"BC Partner" – worked at/attended BC, but not sent by BC (lower %);
"CMA Partner" – affiliated with BC, but did not work at or attend BC (lowest %)
3 Give to the Passion Project
Every Easter season, our church has a unique and impactful giving tradition called the Passion Project. These special projects range from supporting local initiatives to projects our workers are carrying out around the world. Consider giving above and beyond your normal tithe or using this as an opportunity to begin giving sacrificially.
Your gift can be separated between multiple funds. Please first consider:
Together we have the opportunity to help people know Jesus Christ as Lord as a worshiping, praying, learning, caring, and outreaching community. We have the privilege of partnering with God’s work in our community and in the world by using our gifts and resources through our local church.
Bloomingdale Church is classified as a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any monetary donations that are given will be designated as tax-deductible, and the donor will receive an annual report in January.
The following are not deductible gifts:
-Payment made for a trip, event, or when other goods / services are received
-Donation made using IRA
Contributions must be received, postmarked, or transacted by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year.
All donors will receive an annual giving statement via email and church mailbox (and mailed directly if requested) in the month of January.
Donors can also see how much they have given and to which funds at any time as follows:
All of your information is encrypted and stored securely, regardless of how you choose to give. If your phone has been lost or stolen, we recommend taking these several steps to secure your device.
Bloomingdale Church is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Bloomingdale Church remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.
We strongly discourage those who have credit card debt from tithing via a credit card.
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