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
Recurring | Convenient and Consistent Giving
Online | Make a one-time gift with Realm or Pushpay
In Person | Give during any of our services with cash or check
We Encourage Recurring
A recurring gift is the easiest way for you to manage your giving and stay faithful. Bring stability to your budget as you make a commitment to be generous.
Giving with Realm
The best way for you to give is Realm. It is secure and easy to use. Realm has the lowest fees for us and gives you the option to cover all of the fees. If you attend Black Rock and are not part of Realm go here (blackrock.org/realm) to get signed up in just a few minutes.
Giving with Pushpay
Pushpay is the fastest way to give. Give a gift in just ten seconds after you complete a one-time setup.
Your Personal Finances
We all need a plan for our finances. Leaving a healthy financial legacy 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.
See How Giving Changes Lives
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 2019-20 BUDGET
Capital Reserve: $200,000
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.