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Giving FAQ

At Heights Church we profess that our Sovereign God owns everything and He provides according to His steadfast will and plan.  We encourage members of Heights to live lives that are abundantly generous and sacrificial.  Through giving regularly, joyfully, and sacrificially we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the truth of the gospel of Christ – that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given.  When we give as Christ gave, we sacrifice for the sake of others, we recognize Christ as supreme in our lives, we place reliance on him to provide our needs, and we can begin to remove the idol of money and consumerism from our hearts.

How do I go about giving to support the missions of Heights Church?

There are several ways to give to Heights Church.

Option #1:  Sunday Services
Each Sunday, as part of our corporate worship, we can joyfully respond to God’s generosity towards us by bringing checks or cash forward to the offering plates.  If you are someone who likes to give cash and would like a tax-receipt at the end of the year from Heights, you can give via cash envelopes.

Option #2:  Online Bill Pay
This is a good option because there is no fee and it happens automatically.  Use your bank’s bill pay feature to set up recurring donations at no charge to Heights Church or you.  Your bank’s online banking system should be able to guide you through this process.  Donations should be made payable to:

Heights Church
4631A Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Beech Island, SC 29842

Option #3:  Give Online via Credit or Debit Card
We accept credit and debit cards for the simple convenience of our donors. We do not encourage credit
purchases or debt as a lifestyle.  If you are currently in debt, or have had a history of debt problems, please do not use your credit card to give to Heights Church.

Go HERE to make a donation or set up a Securegive account for future donations.

Why Should I Give?

At Heights Church we profess that everything we see and everything we have are owned by our Sovereign God and He provides according to His steadfast will and plan.  (1 Chronicles 29.10-19, Psalm 24.1-2, Psalm 50.10-11) At Heights we encourage each follower of Christ to prayerfully consider and evaluate what God the Father, through the Spirit, is calling them to give.  Giving generously should be an active and intentional piece of our regular worship and service to our King.  Our aim is to be Christlike in our generosity – ‘who although He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that we by His poverty might become rich’. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given – when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God.  When this Gospel takes root in our lives, we gladly become poor, giving sacrificially of our lives to enrich the lives of others.  In so doing, we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the great generosity of our abundantly good God. (2. Corinthians 8.9-10, 2 Corinthians 9.7).

Additionally we see in scripture numerous teaching for each believer in regards to money.  Scripture provides encouragement so that we can:

  • Give cheerfully and joyfully – demonstrating an overflowing of love for our God (2 Corinthians 9.7)
  • Give our first fruits – meaning we give of our best and also that we give so that we rely on God to provide the remainder of our needs (Deuteronomy 26.2, Proverbs 3.9)
  • Give humbly – not looking for praise but seeking eternal rewards. (Matthew 6.2)
  • Give regularly – to remind ourselves of His provision to us continually.   (1 Corinthians 16.2)
  • Give sacrificially – so we reflect the way Christ gave to us.  (2 Corinthians 8.9-10)

In addition to encouraging us, Scripture warns us of the many pitfalls of money:

  • Money, or riches, can easily become an idol.  We can to easily rely on our resources to feel secure or provide an identity for us.  The lure of money attracts us in a variety of ways – whether it is the perceived safety net it provides, the power it can bring, or the material things it can buy.  (Matthew 6.19-24, Luke 16.10-13, 1 Timothy 6.10, Ecclesiastes 5.10-12)
  • How we practically manage, spend, give or save our money can potentially expose these idols and help break their hold over our hearts.  (Luke 16.10-13)

We believe that as Christ followers we are called to financially support our local church and the missions done through the local church.  In addition, God calls us to demonstrate mercy & compassion through giving aimed at caring for the widowed, poor, needy and foreigner in our community.  (2 Chronicles 31.4, Deuteronomy 26.12, 1 Corinthians 9.8-14, 1 Timothy 5.17-18, Luke 8.1-3, Isaiah 58.6-12, Deuteronomy 26.12, 2 Corinthians 8-9)