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FAQ

Is my gift tax-deductible?

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. A giving envelope must be completed in order for your gift to be tax deductible. Giving Statements are mailed at the end of each quarter as well as the end of the year, to help you keep tract of your giving.

How much should I give?

The Bible says that ever believer should give a minimum of 10% of their income, or a tithe, to the local church. Anything over 10% is called an offering and is a way to honor God through giving sacrificially.

Why should I give?

Giving helps me to grow in my faith. Giving supports the ministries of Saint Mark. Giving allows me to be part of God’s impact here in Wichita and beyond. 

One of the greatest measures of spiritual maturity is how we handle the resources that God has given us.  Stewardship, honoring God with our finances, is a form of discipleship that will help you to become a fully developing follower of Jesus.

What does the Bible say about giving?

Faithful giving draws me closer to God. “Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will be also.”  

Matthew 6:21 

Faithful giving is the key to a full life.   “Tell them to use their money to do good.  They should be rich in good works and should give generously.  By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life.

Timothy 6:18-19

Faithful giving blesses me in return.  “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple.  If you do,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will open the windows of heaven for you.  I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!  Try it!  Let me prove it to you!”

 Malachi 3:10

Faithful giving makes me happy.  “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”

Acts 20: 35

Faithful giving reminds me that everything belongs to God.

“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”

Deuteronomy 8:18