Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Should I tithe off my gross earnings or the net of my paycheck?

A: Scripture does not use these terms; however, the attitude and willingness of the heart are the greater issue. See 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Q. Are my contributions tax deductible?
A: Yes

Q. Does University have high accounting standards?
A: Yes. We have an annual audit by an independent accounting firm. Copies are available upon request.

Q. Does University have an open book policy?
A: Yes

Q. Does this mean I can find out individual staff salaries?
A: Clergy salaries and benefits are published annually in the Conference Journal. Lay salaries are not public information but are managed by lay members elected to the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. Matters of performance reviews, tenure, and professional qualifications are confidential and factor in to lay staff salaries.

Q. What is online giving?
A: Online giving is the ability to give a donation or schedule a series of donations using your debit or credit card.

Q. Is it secure?
A: Yes. We use a third party vendor, which is PCI compliant to ensure that your information is secure.