Giving

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Ways to Give

For your convenience we provide different options for you to give:

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

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!

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.

“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.

  • Anyone may request a copy of Heartland’s most recently audited financial statements. Contact Jeff Kopelman at jeff.kopelman@heartland.cc or call (815) 395-8000 to ask general questions about our financial practices.

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 jeff.kopelman@heartland.cc 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 cars@heartland.cc.
  • Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, and charitable gift fund donations. For additional information, contact Jeff Kopelman at jeff.kopelman@heartland.cc or call (815) 395-8000.

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 jeff.kopelman@heartland.ccor call (815) 395-8000.

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.

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