Online Giving
Giving is a crucial part of living in obedience
to God for several reasons
Giving is an active demonstration of faith. Sometimes, when finances are tight, giving isn’t always easy to do. But by doing so, we tell God that we trust Him to provide all of our needs no matter the circumstances.
Giving is an expression of gratitude to God for all He has done for us. It is one of the best ways we can say “Thank you” to the Lord for His abundant goodness in our lives.
Giving on a consistent basis shows that we are faithful stewards of all God has entrusted us with and that we acknowledge that everything belongs to the Lord. Therefore by giving, we are only returning to God what is already His.
The Logic of Giving Online
For many, electronic transactions are a way of life. HBC recognizes this and is pleased to offer the convenience of online giving. While this can have advantages, each person who chooses this option should ensure that they are giving in a spirit that is pleasing to the Lord. HBC supports the use of credit cards as a convenient and safe way to make online donations to the church. However, we ask each individual to pray about whether using a credit card for tithing is appropriate. The church certainly does not promote going into debt in order to give tithes and offerings to the church.
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Online Options for Giving at Harvest Baptist Church
You may give online through the internet banking option provided by your bank. Adding Harvest Baptist Church as a payee will allow you to set up single or ongoing online offerings to the church. The mailing address to use is:
Harvest Baptist Church
P.O. Box 330
Harvest, AL 35749
Members of the HBC online community (called Realm) may give online by logging into their account, clicking on the “Giving” tab on the profile page, and then clicking on the “Give” The giving options include ACH, Debit, or Credit card and one-time or recurring donations may be setup.
Those who are not members of the online community can make a one-time gift via ACH, Debit, or Credit card by clicking on the following link and following the instructions.
For those donors who have highly appreciated investments (such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds), there is a method to donate to the church which gives the donor a double tax advantage. Some brokerage companies setup a charitable organization to provide this service. The highly appreciated investment is transferred to the charitable organization and the value of the investment at the time of transfer is what the donor will claim as the charitable donation. Then the donor can have the charitable organization send a check(s) to the church on a one-time or recurring basis. Therefore, the donor can 1) claim the total value of the investment, including any gains, as a charitable donation and 2) does not have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount of the investment. In essence, the capital gains are given to the church. One such brokerage firm that offers this is Fidelity. Go to to learn more. As noted above, the mailing address to use is:
Harvest Baptist Church
P.O. Box 330
Harvest, AL 35749
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