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

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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! 

We no longer use PushPay for giving. If you need help switching over your recurring giving, please contact us at .

Giving Options

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.

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. 

Learn more about Financial Peace University

 

See How Giving Changes Lives

Nils' Story

Victoria's Story

Other Ways to Give

Giving Envelopes

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:  November 2017 Life-Giving
(Watch/Listen Now)
Hear from Pastor Steve about how to be a life-giver when it comes to your finances.  

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

Ministry: $461,000
Operating: $806,000
Personnel: $2,717,000
Missions: $1,200,000
Total:  $5,184,000

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.

VIEW 2019-2020 REPORT

VIEW 2018-2019 REPORT

VIEW 2017-2018 REPORT

VIEW 2016-2017 REPORT