We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us, for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man. (2 Corinthians 8:20-21 ESV)
The ministry of Colonial Baptist Church is funded by the generous and sacrificial gifts of God's people. We are committed to honoring God's provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices and integrity in all of our dealings.
We Can Help!
Ways To Give
Give In Person
- If you have confidential questions about your Arena account or your giving, please contact our Financial Admin, Lori LePage at 919.233.9100.
- For questions about our budget or financial policies, please contact Ewart Hodgins, CFO, or Mike Murray, Finance Director at 919.233.9100.
There is a time in each of our Worship Services when financial gifts are collected. If you would like an envelope to use, stop by the Welcome Desk. There is a slot in the top of each Welcome Desk where you can place your gift as well. You can also give in person during regular office hours, or by using the secure drop box location outside the office entrance.
With our online giving option, you can set up a one time gift, or establish a recurring gift. You can cancel or modify your giving at any time prior to the scheduled transaction date. There are several benefits to online giving.
- Our system allows you to set up a recurring gift, ensuring that your gift is received each month.
SIMPLICITY - Once you set up your online recurring gift, you'll never need to remember whether you gave or make arrangement to give while traveling.
Give an Automobile
SECURITY - We use state-of-the-art security to keep your personal information safe.
REPORTING - You can login to your account anytime to see a history of your giving.
Give a Stock or Security
You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of the donation. To donate a security, complete the appropriate form linked below. Send one copy to your broker to authorize the transaction and one copy to Colonial letting us know how you want the funds applied.
Tax deductible donations of an automobile are handled on our behalf by Donation Line Inc. Contact Donation Line at 800-227-7487 or www.donationline.com
. They will usually respond within 48 hours to make arrangements for the transfer of your car.
How We use Your Gifts
Our day-to-day operating and ministry costs are funded through our General Operating Fund
. This fund covers the expenses of all of our ministries, missionary support, staff salaries, utilities and all other normal expenses. Occasionally, the Elders will set up a Special Fund
. These are funds that finance a specific ministry initiative such as a short term missions trip. We're currently in the midst of our Multiply Campaign
which is a special fund to reduce our debt and expand our ministry outreach. If your gift is unspecified, we will deposit it into the General Operating Fund. Giving to a Special Fund must be indicated in the memo line of your check or written on an envelope.
Contributions you make to Colonial are tax deductible. We will credit your giving record for the calendar in which we receive your gift. Gifts must be received or post marked by December 31. If you need a duplicate copy of your contribution statement, please contact the Finance Department at 919-233-9100.
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/ Finance & Membership Database Assistant
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