Your giving impacts lives - both now and for eternity. Easing hunger, freeing people from addiction, and taking the Good News of Jesus Christ next door and around the world - these are just a few of the many ways your generous gifts are allowing Lakeside to reach the lost and help the hurting. Giving enables our church to carry out its mission statement - “to equip all families, embrace every generation, and engage the world for Christ.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my choices for giving online? You can make a one-time gift or schedule automatically recurring contributions. Online giving is quick and easy and can be done from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You can even view your giving history any time!
What forms of payment can I use online? You can submit your tithes and offerings with a debit card, a credit card, or your personal bank account information.
Can I give by mail? Absolutely! Gifts can be mailed to Lakeside Baptist Church, 500 W Bluebonnet Drive, Granbury, TX 76048. Please include your name and address so we can mail your donation credit for tax purposes. Use the memo line on your check if you would like to designate your gift for a particular ministry (see below).
Can I designate how my tithes and offerings are used? Yes! You can choose how you want your tithes and offerings to be distributed. The available ministries are General Tithes & Offerings, Building Fund/Campus Expansion, Great Commission global mission offering, Loaves & Fishes food pantry, Caring Hearts benevolence ministry, Celebrate Recovery addiction ministry, Community Kitchen dinner outreach, Mission Scholarships, and Other. If in doubt, your contribution to General Tithes & Offerings allows your gift to be used where it is most needed at the time.
Are gifts tax deductible? Yes! Gifts to Lakeside are considered charitable donations and are eligible for tax deductions in accordance with current tax laws.
Are there other ways to give? What is legacy giving? Yes, there are many ways to give besides standard period cash, check, or credit payments to Lakeside, such as planning how to distribute your non-probate and probate assets through legacy giving. Wills and other forms of legacy giving are essential components of estate planning, which is the process of managing your accumulated assets and determining what legacy you will leave through them, including your legacy of faith.
Non-Probate. Please check with your financial advisor, tax advisor, and/or lawyer for the possible benefits of designating Lakeside as the beneficiary of non-probate assets, such as stocks, mutual funds, IRAs, 401Ks, life insurance, trusts, payable on death and transfer on death accounts, or land.
Probate. Please check with your financial advisor, tax advisor, and/or lawyer to see how you can include Lakeside as a beneficiary in your will.
If you have questions about legacy giving, please reach out to our church business administrator, Martha Sauce, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does my giving make an impact at Lakeside and beyond?
• Any time you give, a portion of what you give goes not just to Lakeside, but to our partners across the world.
For more information about giving, please email Martha Sauce at email@example.com or call 817-573-2094.
Biblical Reasons to Give- It acknowledges that all we have comes from God and belongs to God (Psalm 24:1, James 1:17)- It is an act of worship (Proverbs 3:9)
It is an act of obedience (Deuteronomy 14:22-23)
It supports ministers and provides for the less fortunate (Deuteronomy 14:28-29)- God blesses the giver (Proverbs 3:10, Proverbs 11:24-25, Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38)
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)