GIVING FAQ’S

At Mosaic Church we believe that God owns everything and He provides according to His will and plan.  We encourage those who call Mosaic their home to live simply and give generously which frees you up to live sacrificially.  Through giving regularly, sacrificially, and joyfully, we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the truth of the gospel of Christ – that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given.  When we give as Christ gave, we joyfully become poor for the sake of others, we recognize Christ as supreme in our lives, we place reliance on him to provide our needs, and we guard our hearts by beginning to remove the idol of money and consumerism. 

How do I give to Mosaic? 

There are several ways to worship through giving at Mosaic Church:

OPTION 1: WEEKEND WORSHIP GATHERINGS

At each gathering, we have clearly marked GIVING boxes near the back of the sanctuary and in the lobby. This is intentionally different than the (perhaps more traditional) passing of an offering plate, simply because we believe that this best encourages giving as a personal act of submission and worship rather than an act of obligation.

If you are someone who prefers to give with cash and would like a tax-receipt at the end of the year from Mosaic, you can give through the cash envelopes found near the GIVING boxes.

OPTION 2: ONLINE GIVING

Visit our website at thisismosaic.org, click on the GIVE button in the upper right hand corner, and follow the steps to begin giving online.  You can use this site to give a one-time gift, set up recurring giving, and view your giving history.

OPTION 3: TEXT TO GIVE

If you call Mosaic Winter Garden home, text THISISMOSAIC to 77977 from your mobile device.  If you call Mosaic at WDW home, text MOSAICATWDW tto 77977 from your mobile device.

You will receive a text back with a link that you can follow to begin giving.

OPTION 4: ONLINE BILL PAY

This allows you to schedule giving to happen automatically, directly from your bank account.  Use your bank’s bill pay feature to set up recurring donations at no charge to Mosaic Church. Your bank’s online system should be able to guide you through this process. Donations should be made payable to:

Mosaic Church (campus name)

14175 West Colonial Drive

Winter Garden, FL 34787

How can I track my giving?

You can login to your Giving Account at Mosaic by using your mobile device (text THISMOSAIC to 77977) or through the button on the GIVE page of the Mosaic site.  Here you can view all of your online gifts to Mosaic and manage all giving.

Why should I give?

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We believe that everything we see and everything we have is owned by God and He provides according to His will and plan (1 Chronicles 29:10-19, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 50:10-11). And so, we encourage each Christ-Follower to prayerfully consider and evaluate what God the Father, through the Spirit, is calling them to give.  Giving generously should be an active and intentional piece of our regular worship and service to our King. Our aim is to be Christlike in our generosity– ‘who although He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that we by His poverty might become rich’. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given.  When this Gospel takes root in our lives, we gladly become poor, giving sacrificially of our lives to enrich the lives of others. In so doing, we remind ourselves and demonstrate to others the great generosity of our abundantly good God (2 Corinthians 8:9-10, 2 Corinthians 9:7).

Additionally we see in God’s Word numerous teachings for each believer in regards to money.  Scripture provides encouragement so that we can:

  • Give cheerfully and joyfully – demonstrating an overflowing of love for our God (2 Corinthians 9:7).
  • Give our first fruits – meaning we give of our best and rely on God to provide the remainder of our needs (Deuteronomy 26:2, Proverbs 3:9).
  • Give humbly – not looking for praise, but seeking eternal rewards (Matthew 6:2).
  • Give regularly – to remind ourselves of His provision to us continually (1 Corinthians 16:2).
  • Give sacrificially – so we reflect the way Christ gave to us (2 Corinthians 8:9-10).

Along with encouraging us, Scripture also warns us of the many pitfalls of money:

  • Money, or riches, can easily become an idol.  As humans, we are quick to rely on our resources to feel secure or provide an identity for us.  The lure of money attracts us in a variety of ways – whether it is the perceived safety net it provides, the power it can bring, or the material things it can buy (Matthew 6:19-24, Luke 16:10-13, 1 Timothy 6:10, Ecclesiastes 5:10-12).
  • How we practically manage, spend, give, or save our money can potentially expose these idols and help break their hold over our hearts (Luke 16:10-13).

We believe that, as Christ-followers, we are called to financially support our local church and elders.  In addition, God calls us to demonstrate mercy and compassion through giving aimed at caring for widows and orphans, those who are poor and needy, and foreigners in our community (2 Chronicles 31:4, Deuteronomy 26:12, 1 Corinthians 9:8-14, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, Luke 8:1-3, Isaiah 58:6-12, Deuteronomy 26:12, 2 Corinthians 8-9).

 

If you have more questions on the financial oversight and management of Mosaic Church, please email our Executive Pastor of Operations, Terry Geter at terryg@thisismosaic.org.