A tithe, as defined by the Bible, is 10% of the increase God has blessed us
with. (Lev. 27:30-32; Prov. 3:9-10) Seventh-day Adventist serve the Lord
in His ministry of the Gospel to the world by using the tithe to
support our Gospel ministers who serve in nearly every country of the
world. With more than 20 million strong, Seventh-day Adventists see to
have "the whole world know" Jesus is coming again. Therefore, the tithe
is not kept by the local church, but is used to support the mission of
God to the world.
God said in Malachi 3:10"Bring
all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house,
and try Me now in this...if I do not open for you the windows of heaven
and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough
to receive it."
Offering, is that which is given beyond tithe for the support of the local church
mission - for us it is the Maple Valley and surrounding community (2
Cor. 9:16-12; Psalm 96:8) Our mission is to present the Gospel message
from the word of God in a powerful, practical manner that is relevant
for this time. We are called to be a faithful, focused and friendly
people, sharing the love of God, and reaching out to the Maple Valley
AdventistGiving allows you to return your tithe and give
your offerings online while you do your online banking, are on a long business
trip, on vacation, or even if you are unable to attend church due to an
Yes. 100% of the funds are routed through the local church.
We accept electronic checks(using your checking’s routing and account number), and we can process Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® credit cards. We also accept debit cards with the Visa® and MasterCard® logo. Some conferences/region may only accept electronic checks. In Canada, only credit cards with the Visa® and MasterCard® logos can be used at this time.
Your password, login and state-of-the-art security measures protect your privacy online. Only your church treasurer will have knowledge of your giving, as is the case with regular cash and check contributions.
The funds are sent to the church checking account electronically on a monthly cycle.
After receiving a monthly electronic report of all AdventistGiving transactions, the local church treasurer incorporates this group of givers into the monthly report to the church and conference. The local church treasurer then disburses the contributions in harmony with the givers’ intentions.
After a successful transaction, AdventistGiving generates a confirmation for your records. Official tax receipts will be issued by the receiving church or conference by the end of the year.
The overall cost is shared by the local conference, the union, the North American Division, and the General Conference to ensure you get full credit for your contributions.
Yes. AdventistGiving is simply another method available to you.
No. You can use all available methods at anytime.
If you have made a duplicate donation or the amount you have given is in error, please contact us at email@example.com for a refund. In some cases we may need to wait to verify that your payment was successful before issuing a refund. If your donation has already been transferred to your church, you will need to speak directly with your church treasurer.
No. All percentages and destinations remain the same as the regular system.
No. AdventistGiving accepts only tax-deductible contributions. School tuition is not tax-deductible.
In Biblical narrative, giving was based on the method of exchange current with the time, such as offerings of animals and produce. Today, we live in an economy that uses cash and checks as the primary method of payment and exchange. However, this method is giving way to electronic exchange. The AdventistGiving plan simply allows desiring individuals a chance to give in the same manner as they do when completing their other financial transactions.
After a successful transaction, you’ll receive a giving confirmation that you can print for your records. If you wish to enhance your worship experience by contributing to the offering plate on Sabbath, cut off the bottom portion of this confirmation page to take with you to church.
The Personal Giving Plan, encouraged and promoted by the Stewardship Department, is still in place. The personal Giving Plan is now available for those who give online through AdventistGiving, as well as for those who place money in the church offering plate.
The program does not encourage debt. The AdventistGiving option is for the convenience of those who prefer to do their banking and financial transactions online.
No. Many church members are expressing an interest in online giving, and technology offers the means to do so conveniently and securely. Although we realize this option is not ideal for everyone, it is an instrument that serves the needs of many people.
23855 SE 216th St Maple Valley, WA 98038
(253) 722-9840Pastor Ken Parker