Questions About Giving

Questions About Giving

What does Cape Fear believe about financial resources?

God is our provider. He promises in Matthew 6:33 to provide for our needs. The Bible teaches that everything we have comes from God and belongs to Him. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Therefore, we are stewards or managers of what God has given to us.

What is a tithe?

The word “tithe” means one tenth. So when you tithe, you give one tenth or 10% of your earnings. Tithing (10%) is a good starting point of giving. All of our offerings are a means by which we give back to God what is already His. Doing so reminds us that God is in control and provides what is needed.  God has blessed some people financially who are able to give substantially more than 10% and still live comfortably.

Why should I give money to the church?

We recognize that Jesus talked about money almost as much as any other single topic – second only to The Kingdom of God. Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Together, we work as a church to reach the lost and make an impact in our community, and around the world. By sharing our resources, God’s work is done more effectively and we are able to celebrate God’s faithfulness as a church family.

What are my giving dollars used for?

Your gifts are used to fund God’s work through a variety of ministries at CFCC, including children, students and adults and involving local, national and global mission fields.  Our focus on Growing Kingdom People helps us fulfill our mission to a lost and dying world.

Does Cape Fear have a Budget or Finance Plan?

Yes. Our Finance Plan (or Budget) is determined based on the goals and objectives of each ministry area within the church. The overall Finance Plan is evaluated by staff and leadership and presented for approval by the church family.

Why Online Giving?

Giving online is a great way to schedule and track your financial gifts to the church. By scheduling your gift in advance, your generosity will continue to consistently support the ministry of Growing Kingdom People no matter where you might be.

How often will online payments be applied from my account?

The program can be configured to apply funds from your account at a frequency that’s right for you. Currently the online options are: one time, once a week, every two weeks, once a month and every three months.

Can I test this system by giving one time?

Yes. There is an option to give a one time gift. This is a great way to better understand how the system works. To get started, click here, select your amount and proceed as a guest user.

I still have more questions. Who should I talk to?

Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us with any questions. You can reach reach out to a member of our Finance Team by e-mail at