Sunday Worship Service at 10:30am


The Bible and Giving

2 Corinthians 8:1-7  The Grace of Giving

“And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will. So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us— see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

Principles for Giving:

My purpose in life is to glorify God.

I acknowledge that I own nothing.

I realize that how I use my resources is an indication of my spiritual health.

I spend as God’s steward.

I give as God’s steward.

From The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

God owns everything. I’m His money manager. Heaven, not Earth is my home. I should live not for the dot but for the line. Giving is the only antidote to materialism. God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.


Ways to Give:

  • Put a check in the mail to Bethany Community Church, 27265 Dutch Lane, Washington, IL 61571 or stop by and deliver your gift in person.

  • On Sundays, there are wooden boxes on the tables in the entryway into the Worship Center you may place your gift into.

  • Have your bank send a check.

  • Give through our app. There is a tab with a heart that allows you to make a gift. You can choose the amount and whether it is a one time or recurring gift. The next page gives you the option to login or sign up. Then you can choose your payment method. If you choose the credit card option, the cost to BCC is 2.3% + a $.30 transaction fee. If you choose the ACH, you will enter your bank account number. The fee for that is 1% with no transaction fee. There is an option to have the fees taken from your account.

  • Give through Breeze. There is a tab on the dashboard that looks like a dollar sign and says “Give Now”. You will be redirected to the website to sign in. After you sign in press the “give” button and you will have the option to choose your payment method, the fund, and one time gift. To set up recurring gifts, hit the one time gift button and set up recurring option. Then hit the green donate now button.  If you choose to use a credit card, the cost to BCC is 2.9% + a $.30 transaction fee. If you choose the ACH, the cost is 1% + a $.25 transaction fee.