Giving FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What areas can I give to at Calvary?

Donations can be designated for various funds online or through your check’s memo line.  We have separate areas for General Church Ministry, Reach Missions, Generation Project, Camp Scholarships and more (see Ways to Give for fund descriptions).  

2. What are non-cash ways I can give to Calvary?

We can accept donations of stock, property, IRA proceeds, and other non-cash options.  Learn more on the Ways to Give page or contact Pastor Michael Welles at 714-550-2313.

3. How do I give to Calvary in my Estate plan?

We highly encourage everyone to make sure they have an estate plan set up. There are potential tax benefits to giving to a charity like Calvary through your plan.  See Leave a Legacy for more information.

4. What does the Bible say about giving?

The Bible has thousands of verses on giving but in summary, giving is a key element of spiritual formation and growth requiring two things of us: Faith & Faithfulness. 

Faith: Giving is an active expression of our faith. Giving demonstrates that God is our Provider and shows our confidence in His ability to supply our every need. Further, it’s an act of gratitude and dependence upon Him.

"'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,' says the Lord Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'" Malachi 3:10

As we listen to God's voice and earnestly seek His will for our lives, His plan for giving will become obvious to each of us. In response, we can eagerly give, knowing that it pleases Him.

Through our gifts, we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided us, while He blesses us beyond what we can possibly imagine. 

Faithfulness: Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. It is not a casual or when we happen to remember thing. In 2 Corinthians 8-9 the Bible teaches we are to give willingly, generously, and cheerfully. Our pattern should reflect a regular and systematic plan. 

5. What do you do to keep online giving secure?

Credit card and bank account processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of this information is encrypted when transmitted and not kept on Calvary computers. We do not sell your information to third parties.  

6. What if I'm not a Calvary Church member, but I want to make a donation? How would I be able to get a statement for tax purposes?

We are happy to receive your gift, above and beyond your normal giving to your own home church. Online giving is a perfect way for you to give. All givers receive a contribution statement every January.

7. What if I want to cancel or change my online recurring giving?

You may cancel or make changes to your pending contributions at any time. Once your contribution has processed, you cannot make any changes to it through your online giving account.

8. Can I view my past giving history online?
Your past history of giving both online and in service contributions are available to view online and are updated to your account every Tuesday.  

9. I still have questions or are having problems with the online system, who do I contact?

Please contact Karen Dornbach by emailing  or calling 714-550-2307.