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Social Church

What does Social Church believe about money? 

Where does Social Church get its money?
How can I give to Social Church?
What are Social Church accounting standards?
Do we have an open book policy?
Does this mean I can find out individual staff salaries?

What happens with yearly left-over money?

What do I need to know about charitable contribution deductions?

What does Social Church believe about money?
We believe God has and will bless our church financially because we follow three core principles in the way we handle money: (1) Money is a ministry tool and should be used build and expand God’s Kingdom. (2) Base the budget on what God wants to happen, not based on what we might get, and (3) Spend with integrity, knowing that we are managing people’s financial gifts to God.

Where does Social Church get its money?
Our support comes from the normal tithes (10% of earnings) and offerings of members and regular attenders. There is no additional organizational or government support.

 

How do I give to Social Church?
We provide a giving opportunity in all of our worship services, and you can give by cash or check. Gifts to Social Church are tax deductible, so consider using a giving envelope for receipting purposes if you prefer to give cash.

You can give electronically online. Electronic gifts can be made one time or on a recurring basis, and can be made by debit card or ACH transfer.

Want to give by text message? Text the amount you wish to give and the letters “SC” to (Provider Number) (example: text “$100 SC” to (Provider Number) for a $100 contribution). Follow the instructions in the return message one time to create a Text To Give account.

What are Social Church's accounting standards?
Social Church has extremely high accounting standards. Our organization is audited by an independent CPA firm each year. You can request a copy of their report for any year and you’ll find that money given to Social Church is managed with integrity.

Do we have an open book policy?
Yes, a request for summary information may be requested, on reports approved by administration
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Does this mean I can find out individual staff salaries?
No, we feel that the release of this kind of personal financial information can lead to comparison and discontentment among staff members and in the congregation at large. We believe in trusting those in leadership who are making financial decisions.

What happens with yearly left-over money?
Left over money is put back into the church fund for the following year.

 

What do I need to know about charitable contribution deductions?
Monetary contributions of any amount must be supported with a bank record (check, electronic transfer) or a receipt from the charitable organization. You don’t need to use an envelope for your checks, we scan the checks for your information when we record them. However, this means any cash dropped into the offering does not qualify for an income tax deduction. To do so, cash contributions must be in a completed offering envelope. These are always available in the worship center or if you would like to receive pre-printed envelopes for your cash contributions.