Brookwood Church - Love God, Love People

Giving FAQs

  1. Online Giving — Set up a recurring gift or make a one-time gift at brookwoodchurch.org/give

    Yes. The church does not keep your payment information. It is processed by Payflow Pro and Transnational. These entities are PCI Security Standards Council compliant, VISA CISP compliant and Trustwave Security Services compliant.
    For you, no. The church is charged 1.5–2% on credit card transactions. The fee is much less for ACH transactions debiting your bank account.
    A recurring gift is an online gift that, once it is set up, will happen automatically. Most people that are paid bi-weekly set their gift to occur every two weeks.

    1. Visit brookwoodchurch.org/myBrookwood
    2. Under Contributions, click Manage Giving Profiles
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Note: If you want to change the type of payment, you will need to first delete the profile and then create a new giving profile at brookwoodchurch.org/give.

  2. Giving Kiosks — You can use your debit or credit card to make a contribution in the Concourse.

  3. Mobile Giving — Download the Brookwood Church app on your smart phone for on-the-go giving.

  4. Bill Pay — You can have checks sent from your bank to the church.

  5. Offering basket — The basket is passed each Sunday morning during worship.

  6. Drop Boxes — Boxes are located at the auditorium exits and throughout the building.

  7. U.S. Mail — Checks can be mailed to 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville SC 29681. Postage-Paid envelopes available upon request.

  8. Stocks — Stock can be given through our broker, TD Ameritrade at 800.669.3900. If you're going to give stock, you should also contact Brookwood Financial Services at 864.688.8229

  9. Wills — You can include Brookwood in your will. Contact your attorney or Brookwood Financial Services at 864.688.8229

All gifts received go towards the Brookwood Ministry Plan, which funds all ministries of the church plan. Questions can be directed to Financial Services at 864.688.8229.

Cash gifts are recorded when the giver provides contact information on the envelope containing the money.

God owns everything. I'm His money manager.

Psalms 24:1

My heart always goes where I put God's money.

Matthew 6:21

Heaven, not Earth, is my home.

Philippians 3:20

Giving is the only antidote to materialism.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.

2 Corinthians 9:11

The standard for giving under the Old Testament law was the tithe. Each person was expected to give the first 10% of his income, as well as his livestock and his crops, to God. (Leviticus 27:30-33; Malachi 3:8; Luke 18:11-12) People were obligated to tithe under the Law of Moses. This changed after Jesus’ death because His sacrifice satisfied all of the requirements of the law. (Matthew 5:17)

As believers in Jesus Christ, we are no longer controlled by the law. We give, not under obligation, but out of our appreciation for Christ’s sacrifice for our sake. Following the death of Jesus, there is no verse in the New Testament that directs believers to tithe. Paul wrote about giving but did not mention the tithe or any other amount as a standard for contributions. (Romans 7:4, 6; Galatians 2:17-21)

There are several verses in the New Testament that suggest guidelines for giving. We should give regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2), privately (Matthew 6:3-4), proportionally (2 Corinthians 8:11-13), generously (2 Corinthians 9:6) and cheerfully. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)

Our attitude toward giving is more important than the amount of our giving. Through our giving, we demonstrate our understanding that God provides everything we have. We express reliance on Him to meet our needs, not ourselves or our earnings. God wants us to offer ourselves to Him, fully, without reservation. If we do that, we will give our money as well.

So then, my brothers and sisters, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Romans 12:1 (GNB)

Gifts can be dropped off at the church during office hours, postmarked by December 31, or given online before midnight on December 31.

1. Visit brookwoodchurch.org/myBrookwood
2. Under Contributions, click Giving History
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Final statements for tax purposes are available each year in January through myBrookwood. Click on Giving History to view and print your statement. You will be notified by email when statements are available. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of your annual contribution statement by mail, please contact us directly at [email protected].

Contributions may be designated for someone going on a mission trip by visiting brookwoodchurch.org/give and clicking Donate to a Mission Trip, or by noting this on the check or envelope.