Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. (1 Chronicles 29:11, NIV)
Giving financially acknowledges God as the owner of everything – including our money. The act of giving places God above all our priorities on this earth. The way we manage our resources of time, talents and treasure is a measure of where our hearts are before the Lord. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we are instructed to give in the spirit of bountiful, heart-felt generosity. For some, a tithe of 10% is as generous as they can be. Bountiful, heart-felt generosity for others can mean much more. When we give, we bring glory to God and fuel the great commission of spreading the Good News.
Ways to Give
These are a few of the most popular ways to give to Brandywine Valley Baptist Church:
- Online giving
- Online bill payment service
- On Sundays
- Drop off
- By mail
- Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds
Online Giving – Online giving allows you to give a one-time donation or create a recurring gift using your credit/debit card or your checking account. Please keep in mind if you use a credit/debit card, BVBC will incur a transaction fee up to 3% of the gift. If the gift is given from your checking account, the fees are minimal. Give now.
Sign in to online giving (you will be directed to a third party website). You will need to have a login to MyBrandywine to utilize online giving. If you do not have a login, sign up for an account. For instructions of how to set-up your online giving view the instructional video.
Effective Jan 3, 2017, BVBC switched to a new online giving platform- MyBrandywine. If you use the old system you will need to switch to the MyBrandywine new system.
Online Bill Payment Service– If your bank provides online bill payment service, you can add Brandywine Valley Baptist Church as a payee. This safe and secure option can help you remain faithful in your giving even when you are out of town or unable to attend a weekly service. This service may carry a fee, so be sure to check your bank’s policies.
On Sundays – Gifts of cash or checks can be placed in the offering plates during any worship service. Checks are to be made payable to “Brandywine Valley Baptist Church.” For convenience, we can supply offering envelopes. Using these envelopes enables you to designate the fund(s) you are giving to and also ensures that we can provide you with proper documentation for tax purposes. Please contact Cassie or call the church office to request your envelopes and envelope number.
Drop Off – Contributions can be hand-delivered to the church’s office during our regular office hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By Mail – Contributions can be mailed to:
Brandywine Valley Baptist Church
Attn: Financial Department
7 Mt. Lebanon Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds- In order to process your gifts of securities, please contact the financial office at the church. We would be happy to assist you with the required information.
Opportunities to Give
1. General Fund – This fund holds all of our ministries’ and missions’ budgets. The fund is also used for staff salaries, day-to-day operation and upkeep of the church facility.
2. Love In Action – This benevolence fund allows us to help people who are experiencing financial emergencies.
3. Building Fund – This fund is used to reduce the church’s debt. Included in this fund are our mortgage reduction plan, Pillar of Fire, Next Steps, and Keeping in Step with the Spirit (KISWS) campaigns.
You may specify how much of your giving goes to each of these funds. Donations that do not have specific instructions are placed into our General Fund.
If you still have questions, or would like any of this information further explained, please do not hesitate to contact us at 302-478-4255.