Ways to Give
For your convenience we provide different options for you to give:
Give an easy one-time gift with your account, or give as a guest. Online giving is safe and secure.GIVE
Automatic online giving allows you the flexibility to give any dollar amount from your bank account or credit/debit card on any schedule you prefer. The amount and frequency of withdrawal can be edited any time from your account. Online giving is not only easy, it’s also safe and secure. This option helps families and individuals remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a weekend experience.GIVE
Simply place cash or checks in the offering basket during the offering at any weekend service. Be sure to include your name and address on any checks or envelopes, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Simply download the Heartland app (search “Heartlandcc” in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play) and touch the “Give” button on the homepage. Fill in the necessary fields, and in seconds you’ll be ready to give via check or credit card.
There are giving kiosks located in the mall at Heartland for giving. If you need assistance please ask someone at the information desk to help you.
Make your check payable to Heartland Community Church, and be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Mail to:
Heartland Community Church
1280 S. Alpine Road
Rockford, Illinois 61108
The Power of Generosity…
Because of your generosity we are able to create helpful and engaging environments where children, students and adults are finding and following Jesus, and we are able to respond to the poor, forgotten and hurting people of our world.
Your generosity is making a difference.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a tithe?
We believe that giving a tithe of all your income is a base-line goal for every Christ-follower. (The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%.) Tithing means giving ten percent of your income to God. It’s giving back what was His to begin with. We believe that all that we have, or hope to have, comes from God. Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything, and it teaches us to always put God first in our lives. In Malachi 3:10, God says “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.” Some people dare to be extravagantly generous and give even more than 10%. So go ahead, put Him to the test and experience God’s generosity!
Where do my donations to Heartland go?
General Operating Fund: Donations to Heartland Community Church support its General Operating Fund. This fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church.
Special funds: Periodically, opportunities to designate a donation to a specific ministry initiative become available. Compassion, a Night to Remember, and the Year-End Fund are three examples of ministry-initiative funds with specific start and end dates. To designate your contribution to a specific fund, simply indicate the name of the initiative (e.g., Compassion, NTR, or YEF) on the memo line of your check or on your envelope.
How does Heartland uphold financial accountability?
“We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of others.”
—2 Corinthians 8:20–21 (TNIV)
Heartland is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Heartland remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.
- An annual audit is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm.
Can I make non-cash contributions?
Many people find creative ways to make contributions to Heartland’s ministries through non-cash gifts. Here are a few options to consider:
- Stocks and mutual funds: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. For additional information, contact Jeff Kopelman at email@example.com or call (815) 395-8000.
- Car donations: The Heartland Cars Ministry is committed to meeting transportation needs of people who are unable to meet those needs themselves. When you donate your used car to the Cars Ministry, you receive a tax deduction and someone in need of transportation receives the reliable transportation they have been praying for. Visit the Heartland Cars Ministry page for more information, or you can call (815) 986-0007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, and charitable gift fund donations. For additional information, contact Jeff Kopelman at email@example.com or call (815) 395-8000.
Can I give through estate planning?
In short, yes. Heartland can help you think through how to provide for your family through your estate, while also helping you avoid probate, minimize taxes, and support causes close to your heart. More importantly, you can experience a biblical understanding of stewardship and how biblical principles can influence your estate-planning decisions. For additional information, contact Jeff Kopelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 395-8000.
How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year’s taxes?
Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for that year’s tax purposes.
Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.