Financial Stewardship & Giving
We invite all parishioners to give generously of their financial resources in proportion to what they have receive. We give out of gratitude to God and the more the parish receives, the more we can do for the building up of God's Kingdom, the more we can help the poor, the more programs we can run to help others grow.
We ask that you use the envelope system or the Faith Direct online giving program to make your weekly donations. We suggest that you prayerfully decide what is a proportionate share of the material resources God has provided to you.
A Gift that is Sacrificial, Planned, Consistent and Proportionate
Your gift will be representative of a true Christian commitment if it is sacrificial, planned, consistent and proportionate. You may want to increase your level of giving to a percentage that truly reflects a sacrificial and proportionate gift.
One baby step can become a giant leap of faith. To a person giving 1% or less of their income to the church, the idea of giving 3 to 5% or more is startling. If this is how you feel, then simply consider a small baby step up. Perhaps 1/2 or 1% would also constitute a giant leap of faith.
Faith Direct Online Giving
Through Faith Direct you can make all of your contributions to St. John the Apostle via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card – just as you may do now with your mortgage, household bills, and other monthly payments. This is a great way to simplify your giving – and it’s the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way for us to receive your gifts.
All Christians are but God's stewards. Everything we have is on loan from the Lord, entrusted to us for a while to use in serving Him.
- John MacArthur
Faith Direct Enrollment Video
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Giving
Can our members still donate using weekly envelopes?
Absolutely. Online giving doesn’t need to completely replace the weekly envelope. It offers your parishioners the option to be flexible, especially if they travel frequently or prefer not to carry cash or checks.
What if our parishioners still want to physically put something in the collection basket?
Don’t worry! When a donation is made online, your parishioners have the choice to print a donation slip. This can be placed in the collection basket on Sunday.