Giving is an act of faithful obedience and worship to God as the giver of all good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). The apostle Paul encourages us to grow in every aspect as followers of Christ, including the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7). Therefore, faithful and consistent giving is a next step in our journey as disciples of Christ.
One of the ways to give faithfully and consistently is by setting up an automatic recurring gift. Please prayerfully consider giving to W for the first time or setting up your automatic recurring gift to help in transforming generations!
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Online Giving FAQ
What is the advantage of Online Giving?
It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.
How is my Online Giving automatically deducted from my account?
Once you authorize the EFT transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s account. Options include a one-time, weekly, or monthly transaction.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
On the dates specified on your authorization form. You never have to worry about forgetting a contribution or mailing it in on time.
Is Online Giving risky?
Online Giving is less risky than handwritten checks. It cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy and is easier for the church accounting office to process.
Without a canceled check, how can I document my contribution?
Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution. The church will also record your gift and send you a record of your contributions on a quarterly basis for your tax records.
What if I change bank accounts?
You can update your profile and banking information for recurring giving at any time by clicking here.
How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you nothing and saves you time. The fee to the church is nominal.
What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of Online Giving, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.
Do I have to be a member of the church to donate?
No. We are grateful for support from all who feel motivated to contribute.
How do I make sure my offering is credited to the correct fund?
At the moment, all online offerings go to the General Fund. We encourage everyone to give towards the general fund where it will be distributed to where it is needed most; however, if you would like to designate your offering to a specific fund (missions, church planting, benevolence), please write it on the memo line of your check or select the specific fund where appropriate.
I have additional questions.
For more information, please email: [email protected].
Other Ways to Give
MAIL A CHECK
You can send your offering in the form of a check to:
West Houston Chinese Church
10638 Hammerly Blvd
Houston, TX 77043
A donor-advised fund is a fund that is maintained and operated by a section 501(c)(3) organization, which is called a sponsoring organization. Each account is funded by an individual donor who receives an immediate tax deduction for his or her contribution. While the organization has legal control over the contribution, the donor can make grant recommendations to support his or her favorite charities and advise how the account assets are invested. Most major brokerage firms provide this, such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, etc. For more information, please contact the banking institution of your choice.
SUPPORT WHCC THROUGH AMAZONSMILE
When you decide to shop with AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, we kindly suggest selecting “West Houston Chinese Church”* from the list of charities. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to WHCC, with no fees and extra costs. AmazonSmile’s products are of the same quality as Amazon’s products, and offer the same high-quality customer service. Simply browse, order, and enjoy giving. Thank you for supporting our ministries!
*a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Praise God for W reaching this milestone! As of July 31, 2020, WHCC received accreditation from the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), a nationally recognized accreditation body that holds Christ-centered churches and ministries to a high standard of financial integrity. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to integrity and transparency in our finances as we steward the gifts the Lord provides through our givers.