The Ministry Funding Plan
We believe Christian stewardship is a joyful response to God's gifts: it is a spiritual understanding of the practical and economic aspects of all of life. Our stewardship affirms the redemptive power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and our confidence in God's final victory in the world.
How your financial gifts are used
Worship is our greatest opportunity to encourage one another to become followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to enter our sanctuary to seek God's presence and guidance, sing praises, and learn more about God's word.
Then, depart to serve all of God's people!
We believe our faith journey is life-long. It begins when we first experience the love of God through the hands and hearts of the faith community. Each stage of our lives is an opportunity to explore more intimately who we are called to be and what we are called to do as Christ's followers.
Through Confirmation, IMPACT Youth Group, and mission work, our youth are blessed with opportunities to deepen their understanding of faith and given the tools to choose to become committed followers of Jesus Christ and members of the church.
Senior Adults & Pastoral Care
Our ministry with Senior Adults provides opportunities for ongoing faith development and supportive fellowship. Pastoral care is an important ministry for SWUMC. Our Pastor and the Susanna Wesley UMC Prayer Team share God's love in spiritual and tangible ways.
Mission & Outreach
Our mission outreach is a church-wide ministry impacting all ages. We serve and give as we are served and as we have received. Every group at Susanna Wesley is guided by our mission to seek, share, and serve in God's love. This is the foundation upon which we meet Christ's challenge to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, cloth the naked, care for the sick and visit the prisoner.
SW Kids - Early Learning and School Age Programs
We are proud to serve young families in our community with a Christian-based preschool that builds a firm foundation upon which a life of faith is based. We provide school-age care before and after school, and during school breaks.
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Giving
What is Online Giving?
Online giving allows you to give financially to Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church at any time through your bank account, debit card, or credit card. Online giving is the most efficient way to make a financial contribution to the church.
How do I get started?
Click Give Online. You will then have the opportunity to set up your payment method and make a contribution.
Get started on your smartphone or mobile device by downloading the Church Center App from the App Store or Google Play. Then, connect with Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, set up your payment method, and contribute.
Can I set up recurring giving?
Yes. You have the opportunity to set up recurring online giving with any dollar amount with the frequency that works best for you. Options include:
How do I update my existing recurring giving?
Log in to your Church Center account HERE.
Click on your profile in the upper right corner of your page.
Then select My Giving. You can then see your giving history and update donation amounts and method of payment.
Can I make a one-time gift online?
Yes. You may give online one-time to our ministry funding plan or a unique giving opportunity.
What is the best way for me to give online?
The best way for you to give online is to set up recurring online giving using your bank account as a payment method. Giving through your bank account minimizes fees, and recurring giving provides regular ongoing financial support of the mission and ministry of our church. Giving online using your bank account is cheaper than buying a first-class stamp to send a check by mail.
Can I designate funds for a particular offering?
Yes. You can give online to support our ministry funding plan and also respond to unique giving opportunities like UMCOR Sunday or our Christmas Eve offering.
Can I give online from my smartphone or mobile device?
Yes. You may give through the Church Center mobile app, which is available for download for iOS and Android. Once connected, you can manage your giving securely and conveniently with the app.
What about fees?
Giving online involves a small fee. When you give online with your bank account as a payment method, there is a flat processing fee of $0.25 per transaction. When you give online with your credit or debit card, the size of your donation determines the processing fee. You have the option to cover the processing fees for the church either of these payment methods.
How will I participate when the offering plate is passed during worship on Sunday?
You can put one of the “I gave online” cards into the offering plate to represent your offering to the church. The cards can be found in the pew backs.
How will my online giving be acknowledged?
Soon after you give online, you will receive an email confirmation of your giving. Also, our church management system records your online contribution. You will continue to receive regular giving statements from the church. You can access your giving history online at any time.
Is my transaction safe and secure?
Yes. Your online giving is initiated through our church management software, Planning Center, and processed by Stripe. Both of these companies follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS, or more commonly, PCI). Your financial data is not stored on Planning Center servers and is handled instead by Stripe and stored on their PCI Level 1 compliant servers.
Ways to Give
Video: How to give online.