How to Give

 
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Ways to make a Donation to Forestgate

Automatic Bill Pay

(Recommended) Automatic bill payments are set up through your bank to pay (or donate) on a schedule you define. Visit your bank’s website and search for “Bill Pay.” We recommend this option because it is generally free and can recur on whatever schedule you set. Our legal name and Address is:

Forestgate Presbyterian Church

970 North Gate Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

In-Person on Sunday Morning

You can drop cash or checks in our Tithes and Offerings Box in the rear of the Sanctuary. It is secured by the Deacons at the end of service. Envelops for you donation are located above the box.

 
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Online Giving

The “Donate Here” button below is a convenient immediate way to give online. You will be taken to a secure giving portal to set up online giving. There is a fee of $0.25 per ACH bank transfer or 2.3% of the total if giving by debit card. We ask that you consider giving above your total to cover these fees.

Contact Carl Bobb at carl.bobb@forestgate.org if you have any questions or would like to make a stock donation

 
 
 

Financial Responsibility

We strive for financial transparency, accountability, and proper stewardship with your charitable giving. Our financial team works with our deacons and elder board to ensure that we are responsibly utilizing resources towards the accomplishment of the mission God has given Forestgate. We recognize our fiduciary responsibility to use your gifts according to your designation. Undesignated gifts are attributed to the operating fund. If you would like more information on the various checks and balances or on our audit process, please contact our Church administrator Carl Bobb: carl.bobb@forestgate.org

 
 
 

Biblical Generosity

At Forestgate we worship the God who gives in lavish generosity to us His children. Through no merit of our own Christ has given us forgiveness of sin, the comfort of the Holy Spirit, life everlasting, everything we need for life & godliness, and His great & precious promises (2 Peter 1:3ff). Of the bounty and financial blessings God has entrusted to us, he invites us to share in His work through giving.

The primary New Testament guidance for our generosity is found in 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, where key terms like “bountiful” and “cheerful” are seen next to “not reluctantly or under compulsion.” Jesus addresses disciples (Matthew 6) and Pharisees (Matthew 23:23) about their giving. Instruction from both Paul and Jesus focuses on the attitudes of the heart, not the amounts.

Old Testament guidance centers on both (a) the tithe’s role in community care, and (b) sacrificial giving in the tabernacle/temple settings - reminders of our need for a Savior and God’s generous provision of Him who saves us.

What therefore should our response be? God calls us to grow in our likeness of Him (Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:2, 21:8, Ephesians 1:4, Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Peter 1:15-16, et al). He calls us to grow in sanctification – in likeness to the full character of Who He is, and thus to grow in our giving and generosity.

A fuller discussion of this topic is perhaps best shared face-to-face.

We invite you to grow toward tithing if you aren’t there yet, and grow well past tithing if 10% is comfortable territory to you.

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully… Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:6, 15)

A Challenge

For many people, it may be a challenge to start giving 10%. It is helpful to have and plan, but mostly to just get started where you can. We encourage you, even if its just your first 1%, to start giving today with a plan to increase that percent monthly, committing before the Lord to grow in your generosity.

Or take a “3-month challenge” and give 10% or a tithe of your income for 3 months.