Giving through debit and credit card is available in our lobby through our Giving Kiosk. This kiosk allows you to make contributions within a matter of a minute or two. After a one-time account registration, you can easily make a contribution and return to make additional contributions as you are led. All transactions are secure and you receive a receipt as well as an email confirming your gift. All contributions made through the kiosk appear in your giving statements available online.
Every Sunday we take time in our Celebration to give financially. You can pick up an offering envelope as you enter the auditorium and place it in the offering bag during the service.
Mail Your Gift
If you forget to bring your check book on Sundays or if it's easier, you can mail a check to Mountain Park anytime during the week. It will be processed and put towards the next available Sunday offering. Click here for our mailing address.
Automated Bank Transaction
Check with your local bank for this option. Most banks have automated bill-pay services that you can activate yourself. Setup an automatic bill-pay directed to Mountain Park. It will be applied to the next available Sunday offering.
A donation of stock can result in a tax deduction on the fair market value of the investment and do so without incurring taxes on the capital gain or net investment income. Stock gifts can be done by electronic transfer, with Mountain Park giving proper credit for your contribution.
If you are interested in making a stock gift, please contact Bridget Taylor in our Business Office.
Here's an example of how a stock donation works.
Let's say you bought 100 shares of XYZ stock or mutual fund shares in 1999 for $1,000. The value of your investment today is $3,000. You decide to donate the 100 shares of XYZ stock to Mountain Park. The church receives the shares and can sell them, thereby creating $3,000 to support the ministries of the church. You receive tax credit for a donation of $3,000 in computing your annual taxes. Your $3,000 donation originally cost you $1,000.
Now, let's look at the old way we made donations to charities and churches. You sell your 100 shares of XYZ stock for $3,000 to raise cash for daily living and to make donations. Next, you donate the $3,000. In completing your annual taxes you get a $3,000 credit for your donation. The church receives $3,000. However, in computing your taxes, you now must deal with $2,000 in taxable capital gains from the sale of the stock!
By giving stock shares directly to the church, you avoid paying taxes on capital gains and the church, being tax exempt, does not pay taxes on the donation.