What Is A Tithe?
As people of faith, God asks us to give faithfully. He hasn’t blessed us financially to increase our standard of living, but to increase our standard of giving.
A ‘tithe’ is 10% of our income.
Consider two words: ownership and stewardship.
Ownership: It all belongs to God. The question isn’t, “How much of my wealth should I give to God?”, but rather, “How much of God’s wealth should I keep for my use?”
Stewardship: How will you steward the treasure, time, talent He’s given you?
The Bible uses the term ‘first-fruits’ to describe how to give. To give our first-fruits, look at your gross income, and give accordingly.
In light of scripture, we teach and encourage you to be a generous, cheerful, sacrificial, and consistent giver. Pray about what He wants you to give. What lifestyle adjustments will allow you to give faithfully?
Giving is an issue of God’s ownership and our stewardship to make His kingdom great.
How can I make a stock or mutual fund gift?
You can donate marketable securities by transfer ownership of your stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares. Please email or call Lisa Stone, Business Administrator (530-343-1484, firstname.lastname@example.org) for account information.
What is the best way to give money to Bidwell Presbyterian Church?
We gladly accept whatever method is most convenient for you. Giving through an online bank transfer, check, or cash carries the lowest processing fees.
You give on Sundays at any worship service or you can drop your donation by to the church office, located at 101 Salem Street, Suite 100, Chico.
Feel free to mail your donation to the church office. Our mailing address is:
Bidwell Presbyterian Church
208 W. 1st Street
Chico, CA 95928
You can set up recurring donations through your bank’s bill pay, through our app, or by texting Bidwell to 77977.
How do I get a receipt for my gifts?
You will receive your contribution statement in the mail quarterly detailing your YTD gifts. If you need one right away, you can call our accounting team at 530-343-1484. You can also view a record of your contributions online through your My BPC account.
What ministry would benefit the most from my gift?
The best way to support Bidwell Presbyterian Church is by making a contribution to the general offering (an unrestricted gift). This allows us to direct the money to where it is needed most.
Where does my gift go?
Your giving supports the ongoing ministry of Bidwell Pres, as well as our local and global mission partners. We honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of Bidwell Presbyterian Church remains above reproach.
What other gifts can be donated?
Electronics, jewelry, trade-in ready vehicles and more can all be used to be a part of God transforming lives! If you have an item you’d like to donate to the church, email or call Lisa Stone, Business Administrator (530-343-1484, email@example.com).
What about Bequests and Planned Gifts?
By making an estate plan, you help ensure a better future for your family, and you can bless the work of Bidwell Pres. Please consider including the church in your will or trust with a simple statement such as this: I give and bequeath the sum of $____ (or a percentage) to be used for the general program of Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chico, Ca, USA. …LEARN MORE
Grace is the outpouring of God’s unlimited goodness, and generosity is our heartfelt response to God’s gifts. Generosity involves a stewardship of all that we are and have. We, therefore, commit to using our gifts of time, money, skills—our whole lives—in service to God and those around us.
All donations are tax-deductible
Our app is available for iOS and Android devices. They will keep you updated with everything going on at Bidwell Presbyterian Church and build your relationship with God.
to give via text – Text BPCAPP to 77977.