Giving At Black Rock
Why We Give
Cheerful and sacrificial giving of our finances is part of our worship. As a church, we want to help you understand and apply God’s principles of handling money. In all things, we are called to live to glorify God, and one of the primary ways we do this is by cheerfully giving to God. We call our members and attendees to give, not just to obey a set of rules, but to follow the example of our Savior, who sacrificed everything for us, and now calls us to do the same.
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Giving on Realm
The best way to give is through Realm, by clicking the button above. It is secure, easy, and will allow you at any time to change your recurring giving or make a one-time gift. No account needed!
Steps to Transition Giving From Pushpay to Realm
We are transitioning our Pushpay giving platform to Realm by October 15 to save on church costs, transaction costs, and to just have one centralized giving platform. To give on Realm, no account is needed!
How to stop recurring giving in Pushpay:
- Go to https://pushpay.com/login
- Log in with your Mobile # or email
- Then click on “Recurring gifts” to go to that specific recurring gift.
- On the right side under Black Rock’s info, click on “Recurring payments.”
- On that next page, you can cancel that recurring gift forever by clicking “Cancel.”
If you can’t stop your recurring gifts in Pushpay, just email us at with your name, gift amounts and that you want them to be canceled.
How to setup giving and recurring giving in Realm:
- Go to https://onrealm.org/blackrock/give/now
- Enter the amounts you want to give to different funds and how often you want it to recur.
- Put in your bank account or debit or credit card info on the next page
- Remember, you can help offset the processing costs by selecting that box.
- Giving on Realm is as easy as Pushpay now. No account is needed!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at .
Recurring | Convenient and consistent online giving
One-time| Make a one-time gift online through Realm
In-person | Give during any of our services with cash or check
Giving through the Realm Connect App
If you attend Black Rock regularly and would like to create an account with Realm, you can get signed up in a few minutes. Having an account will allow you to download and give through the app. Learn more at blackrock.org/realm.
Giving with Pushpay
We are transitioning our Pushpay giving platform to Realm by October 15 to save on church costs, transaction costs, and to just have one centralized giving platform. If you are giving through Pushpay, please follow the steps above to transition your giving to Realm.
Your Personal Finances
We all need a plan for our finances. Leaving a healthy financial lifestyle does not just happen, it takes time, intentionality, and direction. At Black Rock, we offer a 9-week seminar based on the Financial Peace University curriculum by Dave Ramsey. This program will equip you to handle your current financial situation and plan for a more secure tomorrow.
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Other Ways to Give
If you have requested giving envelopes, we will mail them to you every three months and they will include a giving number specific to you that will help with our record keeping. These envelopes allow you to allocate specific giving amounts to our various funds (eg Local, Global, Building). If you don’t already receive giving envelopes please email Donna at . Provide us with your mailing address and your giving envelopes will be mailed to you at the start of the next quarter.
Please make all checks payable to Black Rock Church. You can mail your checks to our Finance department at the address below:
Black Rock Church
Attention: Finance Department
3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield CT 06825
Assets and Planned Gifts
You can leave a financial legacy for Black Rock Church through a variety of planned gifts. We offer help with stock gifts, complex gifts and memorial gifts to the church. For more information please contact Jeremy Taylor at or call 203-255-3401.
Sermons On Giving
Sermon: Summer 2019 SO WHAT GIVES: Week 1 (Watch/Listen Now) Hear from God's Word why giving from a heart of gratitude is so important.
Sermon: Summer 2019 SO WHAT GIVES: Week 2 (Watch/Listen Now)
Hear what practical steps you can take to start living with an opportunity to be generous.
Sermon: November 2016 HOW TO GET BLESSED (Watch/Listen Now)
Pastor Steve shares how living to give brings a blessing to your life
APPROVED 2020-2021 BUDGET
Our Church Financial Statements
An independent certified public accounting firm performs an annual audit of our finances. Here we provide annual audits for the past three years.