Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do We Give?

The topic of giving, or tithing (giving a tenth), is hotly debated, both inside the church and out. Here at The Point, we keep things simple and rely on what the Bible tells us about giving.

Because We're Thankful

We believe that giving is done out of a heart of thanksgiving and appreciation for all that God has done for us and continues to do in our lives. Generous living reminds us that all good things come from Him and creates in us a heart of gratitude.

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

Because We Trust God

When we choose to give God that tenth of our income, we say, in effect, that we trust that He takes care of us. Giving illustrates our awareness that He is our provider — not our job, an investment, or even our ability to earn an income.

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Matthew 6:24

Because It's His Anyway

Throughout the Bible, we see that all things belong to God. The Old Testament describes giving a tenth of land, animals, and all things valuable back to God as a way of remembering that everything good comes from Him to begin with.

“Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the Lord's; it is holy to the Lord.”

Leviticus 27:30

Do I have to give a tithe?

(a.k.a. 10%)

Throughout the Old Testament, ten percent is required as the minimum standard of giving. In the New Testament, no specific amount is stated, instead the people of God were regularly reminded to practice generosity.

While we encourage people to create a habit of giving at least ten percent, you can practice generosity at any level of giving that is new to you.

Can I ask questions about the Point's finances?

Yes you can. We would love to talk with you more about giving and our budget. You can send an email to our Finance Team at or call/text Pastor Adam at (402) 681-5708.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

It sure is! Your donation to The Point (as well as the convenience fee) is tax-deductible. You will receive a statement at the end of the year detailing your giving. You can also download this information by logging into your RebelGive account at any time.

Why am I being charged a convenience fee?

Most of us prefer the simplicity of electronic giving. But did you know it's expensive for the church to accept gifts online? That’s why we chose RebelGive as our new online giving platform. They never take a cut of any gift you give, have negotiated the lowest market rates for our church, and together with your help, make sure all the convenience costs of digital giving are completely covered. In this way, 100% of your intended gift always goes directly to The Point.

Helpful tip: Use the ACH option and only pay $0.25 — no matter the size of your gift! And remember, the convenience fee is also tax-deductible.

Is Online Giving Secure?

Absolutely! For three reasons…

1.  Our digital giving platform, RebelGive, uses 256-bit encryption (which is the same level as every major bank) and our GivingFlows use secure tokens so that givers' information is protected. In layman's terms, RebelGive is compliant with the strictest standards governing the processing of electronic payments.

2.  Also, when you sign in to your bank account using Plaid, you'll take advantage of their secure system which is trusted by JPMorgan Chase, Citi, American Express, Venmo, Wealthsimple, and others. Don't worry — your credentials will never be made accessible to us at The Point, to anyone at RebelGive, or to any other linked applications. Learn more about Plaid here.

3.  Lastly, giving online is often MORE secure than giving via check as checks have account numbers and routing numbers printed directly on them on display for all to see.

How do I cancel my recurring gift in ClearGIVE?

ClearGIVE is our old online giving platform. If you have a recurring gift set-up on ClearGIVE, you will need to cancel it. We’ve put together a step-by-step process on how to do that — check it out here.