All are invited to respond freely, out of their own unique choice, to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. That initial choice of Christ is really the beginning of many choices that Christians will make in their lifetime. When joining Trinity, members are not only affirming their faith – they are choosing to begin giving back to God in thankful response for all He has done for them. That’s what stewardship is all about.
Make a one-time or recurring donations to Trinity using our secure online giving page designed for your convenience. You may have your contribution taken from your bank checking or savings account, or credit card. You can also specify whether you would like your contribution to support the general operating or new building fund.
Click Here to go directly to our secure site. You will be asked to set up your profile which is simply a username and password with email address, after which you will provide account information and have the option of setting up recurring weekly or monthly donations. You can make changes to contribution amounts and dates, as well as opting out, at any time. We do not share this information with anyone, so no marketing person will contact you and you will not receive any promotional materials. You will receive an email confirmation that your profile was successfully created and contribution received.
Trinity is a growing, vitally healthy church but we have set a vision and created goals to do even greater things for the benefit of all God’s children. (After all, we have been called to reach outside the walls of our church and make new disciples for Jesus for the transformation of the world!) In order to achieve our vision, we have asked members to consider making “stretch” gifts that can truly make a difference. Such gifts typically include stocks, bonds, real estate, retirement funds and life insurance policies. These types of gifts can be given at any time – including upon death.
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It is our policy to accept most gifts (as described above), as long as the gift meets the needs of the church. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject gifts based on specific criteria governing the type of gift. For example, we will accept most gifts of publicly-traded stocks, but not privately-held securities. Follow this link to read the church’s entire Fundraising Policy and Procedure Manual.
The church has a brokerage account set up at Smith Barney in DeLand. Gifts of securities are typically handled through electronic transfer. Click here to download a document outlining the information you will need to take to your broker and the process to follow. Please inform the Pastor, Planned Giving Team leader or a trustee of your intentions so that your gift will be expected and the process will move expeditiously.
Trinity now has a wonderful program called The Legacy Society to which any member can join simply by informing the Pastor, Planned Giving Team leader or a trustee that they have intentions to leave a gift to Trinity through their will or estate plan. The type of gift or amount does not have to be declared. NOTE: Due to reasons of conflict of interest, church leaders cannot directly aid you in making this important decision; however, we can provide you with general information. Please see your legal and/or financial advisers for specific information on how to make an estate gift. Leaving a Legacy for the Future is a short article on this topic.
Praise God! Our successful Step Out in Faith capital campaign raised nearly $1.3 million in cash and pledges for our new church building, to be constructed on our Plymouth Avenue property. We are now finalizing all plans and hope to break ground very soon. All members and friends of Trinity are asked to bathe this effort in prayer. Want to help? Read the following article to learn how: Giving to our Building and Endowment Funds.
Thanks to Congress, anyone age 70 1/2 or over can make a contribution to Trinity without penalty and for which you will receive a tax-exemption. For more information on how to do this, contact Anita Campbell, Planned Giving Team Leader.