Responding to the gift of mercy we've been given through faithful generosity

Why We Give

Why Give?

We give as a response to the gift of mercy we've received from God through Jesus. We don’t give out of obligation or to earn God’s favor—we give as an outpouring of a heart that worships Jesus. Giving is an act of worship that pleases God and increases our faith. As we give generously, our lives are transformed to look more like Jesus. It teaches us to trust God and submit everything to Him because everything we have comes from Him. When we give generously, God is glorified, our hearts are transformed, and lives are changed in Austin and around the world.

Why Give to The Austin Stone?

As a church, we deeply value the ways in which we steward our finances. Every dollar spent is done for the flourishing of God’s kingdom and the mission He’s called us to. Sometimes that means spending money to keep the lights on in our office and other times it means sending financial support to our goers overseas. We care deeply about the “why” behind every dollar we spend because we want to steward each dollar in a way that advances God’s kingdom.

Ways to Give

We recommend setting up recurring gifts through one of the ways below! These recurring gifts help our church wisely plan for the use of resources and manage cash balances. If you set up recurring giving, you’ll receive an email confirmation for each gift that helps you keep track of your gifts and will serve as a reminder of a worshipful and faithful act!

Bank Account (ACH)

1% per transaction
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Debit Card

2.7% + $0.30 per transaction
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Credit Card

2.7% + $0.30 per transaction
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Other Ways to Give

Checks & Bill Pay

This is the church’s preferred method for giving large, one-time gifts because it eliminates transaction fees.

Checks can be made payable to “The Austin Stone Community Church” and dropped off at any campus during service or mailed to:

The Austin Stone, ATTN: Finance
500 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752

Stocks & Mutual Funds

Giving appreciated securities like stock or mutual funds often allows you to maximize your giving!

While selling a security could result in a capital gains tax liability, giving appreciated stock directly to the church could help you avoid that tax.**

If you'd like more information about giving stock or mutual funds, please email finance@austinstone.org.

**As always, please consult with a tax professional or financial advisor to see if this could be a good way to give for you.

IRA Distributions & Estate Planning

IRA Distributions
Giving from your IRA is a great way to support the church, especially to satisfy a required minimum distribution.** Please refer to the IRS website for more information.

Estate Planning
The Austin Stone Community Church can be listed as a beneficiary in a will, trust, or life insurance policy.

If you'd like more information about IRA distributions or estate planning, please email finance@austinstone.org.

**As always, please consult with a tax professional and financial advisor to see if this could be a good way to give for you.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile
Support the church at no additional cost to you by using Amazon Smile and naming “The Austin Stone Community Church” as your supporting organization. Amazon will give a portion of every purchase to the church. For more details, please visit About Amazon Smile

What Giving Supports

Your giving supports the mission of our church to love God, the church, the city, and the nations. To understand how your giving impacts this mission, please view our audited financials.

The Austin Stone is a certified member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. To learn more about financial accountability at The Austin Stone, click the "Learn More" button.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I cancel my recurring gift?

To cancel a recurring gift, go to The Austin Stone Give Page and navigate to “Your Account” in the top-right corner and select “Manage my Account.” Log in with your phone number. On the home page of Pushpay, navigate to your recurring gift and select “Edit.” From here, you may pause or cancel your gift.

How can I change payment methods?

To change your payment method, go to The Austin Stone Give Page and navigate to “Your Account” in the top-right corner and select “Manage my Account.” Log in with your phone number. On the home page of Pushpay, navigate to your recurring gift and select “Edit.” From here, select “Edit Recurring” and then “Change payment method.” Update your method and then you’re all set!

Can I receive a refund for a charitable contribution?

To comply with the IRS’s charitable contribution requirements, the church does not refund charitable contributions. For an individual’s gift to be considered a charitable contribution, the gift must be irrevocably made without any encumbrances to its use. Because of this, the church is not required to refund charitable contributions.

Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the Finance Team and church elders for accidental and/or duplicate gifts.

How do I view my giving history?

You can view your giving history by logging into your Pushpay account from The Austin Stone Give Page or through CCB. Through Pushpay, after logging in with your phone number, navigate to “Transactions” to see your past gifts. Through CCB, navigate to “Involvement” and then “Financial” followed by “...” then “Giving Statement.” After selecting your desired date range, you can see your giving history in that timeframe.

Will I get a tax receipt? When?

Yes, we send out giving statements each year by January 31. If you have a login to CCB, you can generate your own giving statement anytime during the year.

Who to contact with questions?

Feel free to contact our Finance Team with any questions at finance@austinstone.org.

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