God is King of the Universe and the Giver of all good things. God’s very character is one of immeasurable generosity, demonstrated by the giving of His Son for our salvation and abundant life. When we mimic His generosity through our giving we reflect His character, which brings Him great pleasure. Giving to God through the local church is way to uphold these truths in our daily lives.
A natural result of generosity is that it acts as an antidote to envy and covetousness while fueling the good works and good deeds of the people of God in this city.
In the end our regular, generous, cheerful giving is a pure act of worship, an acknowledgement that God is King and we are His people. We encourage everyone to give without going into debt.
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Cash or Check
Placing your checks or cash in the purple bags or black buckets on Sunday.
Pros? The tradition of writing a check, or preparing cash, and then giving it away is an intentional worship practice. Imago receives the entire amount, as there are no transaction fees.
Cons? This is the most time-intensive method; when attendance fluctuates, giving fluctuates, while day-to-day operational expenses remain steady. Cash donations are harder to record for tax purposes.
Bill Pay through your Financial Institution
Create Imago Dei as a vendor with your bank or credit union and schedule weekly, monthly, or one-time gifts that come through the mail directly to Imago Dei.
Pros? Ease, consistency, no transaction fees.
Cons? “Out of sight, out of mind” can disconnect the giver from the act of worship.
Imago Dei Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with a federal determination letter from the IRS. We are non-profit religious organization and provide all our services through the generous support of financial gifts. These provide resources and services for staff, properties. local and global outreach. Imago Dei Community (IDC) recognizes that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information. We acknowledge that when you provide personal information about yourself to another party it is an act of trust. In response, IDC takes the process of upholding an individual’s privacy very seriously.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
IDC collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information IDC collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or browser. The information that IDC collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect. Any information that you provide to IDC or that is obtained through the Site may be used by IDC or the respective owners of the Site. While IDC will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities, we may provide your information to third parties with whom we have a relationship to offer you products and services we believe may be of interest to you. IDC may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
IDC shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for IDC to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our mission, our operations, or our users. Additionally, in the event of a transfer, reorganization, merger, or sale of the website, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
IDC takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. IDC uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where financial information is collected. When making donations to IDC or purchasing any products sold through our websites, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet. When you use some IDC services or applications or post on a IDC forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances.
INTEGRITY AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
IDC encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online. No information may be submitted to or posted on IDC web site by users 13 years old and younger. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, IDC will not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever for our users 13 years and younger. If any services or features on the site require registration, a user 13 years old and younger will be required to provide the email of the parent or guardian which will allow us to notify that person that the child has registered for a service or feature. Parental or guardian consent will consist of an email from that person to IDC stating that they are aware that the child is using the web site. Identifying a website user as 13 or under is not easy and IDC will not be held responsible for anyone misrepresenting themselves as over 13 when in fact they are not.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
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