Giving Options

Thank You
Thank you for your interest in giving to South Whidbey Assembly.  It is gifts from people like you that enable us to effectively minister and reach out to those in our local community and around the world.
 
Philosophy of Giving
Those who call SWAG their home church regularly give their tithes to the Lord.  Tithing is the practice of giving 10% of a person’s income to the Lord as taught in the Bible (Malachi 3:10; Hebrews 7:5).  People often give other offerings beyond their tithe amount for world missions, the Caring Fund, and other local ministries and organizations that the church supports.  When a person honors God with their tithes and offerings, they are blessed by God 
in various ways (Proverbs 3:9-10), the church is made financially sound, and people across the world receive support and help.  Jesus referred to a connection that exists between giving and a person’s heart and spiritual life.   For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be (Matthew 6:21).
 
Many followers of Jesus have no plan for regular, consistent support of their church or the work of the Gospel around the world.  Do you have a plan for regularly and consistently supporting SWAG and the mission of the Gospel?
 
Often people forget that the mission of the church and the expenses connected to the fulfilment of the mission continue even when they are unable to join the church family for a worship gathering.  Please plan to give even when it is not possible for you to worship with the church family regularly.
 
Cash or Check
Gifts of cash or check are always welcome.  If you choose to donate in this way you can give in the offering during any of the gatherings, or you can mail your gift to the church (See the address below.)  If you give cash gifts and would like a receipt at the end of the year for tax purposes, there are giving envelopes located in the foyer in the literature rack.   The giving envelopes in the foyer are addressed to the church and can be used for mailing your gift.

 
Bill Pay
Another way to give is through your bank's "Bill Pay" system.  Every week we receive some checks that are sent by a bank to SWAG.  A bank's "Bill Pay" system is a convenient way for people to give since they pay their tithe and offering at the same time that he or she are paying their monthly bills.   If you regularly pay some or all of your bills online, this option will be familiar to you.
 
Your bank should send the check to: 
South Whidbey Assembly of God
PO Box 1449
Langley, WA 98260
 
Like any other bill that you pay through your bank's Bill Pay option the transaction to SWAG can be a one-time transaction or a recurring transaction.
 
Electronic Giving
You can give electronically, through PayPal, using your bank account, credit card or debit card.  Once you’ve given through PayPal one time, each subsequent gift only takes about four steps.  (Giving through PayPal cost the church %2.2 on each transaction.) 

SWAG Website
Choose the “Give Now” button on the homepage.
This will take you to the SWAG page - "Giving Options"
Choose the "Give Now Using Pay Pal" button on the upper right side of the page.  
If you already have a PayPal account you just “Log In” and choose “Pay or send money.”
Choose “Send Money to Friends and Family.” 
On the next page enter swag@swagchurch.com
Enter the amount that you are donating.
In the “note” box add a description or breakdown of your gift. 
You can use the "note" section to delineate the gift to General Tithes and Offering, Caring Fund, Missions, Celebrate America or Mortgage or other areas. 
Choose “Send the money. “ 
You’re all done. 
The money is transferred to SWAG’s PayPal account.
 
The next time you give, swag@swagchurch.com will already be in the list of people you’ve sent money to.  Choose swag@swagchurch.com and enter the amount you want to give, add any note to the gift and “Send the money.” 

PayPal App
You can also use the PayPal app on your smartphone.  The instructions for using the smartphone app are similar to the instructions above for giving through the PayPal website. 
 
Celebrate America Donations
Choose the “Give Now” button on the homepage.
This will take you to the SWAG page - Giving Options
Choose the "Give Now Using Pay Pal" button on the upper right side of the page.  

When you choose that button it will open the "PayPal" website.
If you have a PayPal account you just “Log In” and choose “Pay or send money.” 
Choose “Send Money to Friends and Family.” 
On the next page enter swag@swagchurch.com
Enter the amount that you are donating.
In the “note” box add Celebrate America.
Choose “Send the money. “ 
You’re done. 
The money is transferred to SWAG’s Celebrate America PayPal account.

Receipt
No matter how you choose to you give you will receive a receipt at the end of the year.


Questions
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Matt, via email at matt@swagchurch.com or the SWAG bookkeeper, Becky Smith, via email at becky@swagchurch.com or by calling 360-221-1656