Giving

Then Jacob made a vow, saying,

“If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”

Genesis 28:20-22 NIV


Giving is a act of worship. It reminds us that what we have comes from God. What a wonderful way to join God in what He is doing. One way we can join God is by supporting the local church. We want to make giving simple and easy for you, so we have provided a few options for you below:

Online Giving

You can give easily, quickly and securely, weekly or monthly, from your checking / savings account or credit card in as little as 10 seconds!

Text Giving

Text Giving is the fastest way to give to Compass Church and can be done by simply texting 77977.

Offering Box or Basket

Simple drop your offering in a giving basket or in one of giving boxes in the lobby.

Other ways of supporting us

Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile Purchases.

Texas Roadhouse

Eat out at Texas Roadhouse on Sunday’s and bring your bulletin. They will donate 10% of the cost of your meal to Compass Church.

https://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-locations/wisconsin/janesville

Scheduled Text Giving

Now you can set up a scheduled gift straight from your smartphone. All you need to do is text the word compassjvl (not case sensitive) to 77977.

You can now safely give with your credit card on your mobile phone.

  1. Text a dollar amount to 77977

  2. The first time you give, you will need to register your information. Follow the instructions on the secure website to complete your gift.

  3. Save the number to your phone contacts for future use.

  4. Any time you want to give to Compass Church, simply text a dollar amount to that saved number, and your transaction is complete! You can also use a keyword to allocate money to a certain ministry (ex: $100 missions). Any funds not designated will be used for the general fund. We currently offer the following text keywords:

    1. Building

    2. Emergency

    3. Guest-Speaker

    4. Missions

If you have any questions about this process you can also call our office at 608-755-1450.

FAQ About Giving

Q: What are tithes and offerings?

A: A tithe is your regular gift to God from the firstfruits of your finances. Most people choose to give 10 percent (Malachi 3:10) of their wages. A tithe is commanded by God, and our response is out of obedience and love. Offerings are financial gifts that you choose to give the church over and above your regular tithe.

Q: Who should give online?

A: Anyone! This is a great way to remember your giving in a simplified way. You can use online giving to give to the ministry of Compass Church once or on a recurring basis. See our online giving page for info on getting signed up to give online.

Q: Is online giving secure?

A: Yes! When you are entering and viewing online giving information, you are using secure servers. We use 128-bit SSL encryption when you are submitting your information via the website. This ensures that, while your information is being transmitted to us, no one can see it in the middle. 128-bit encryption is the strongest, most secure form of encryption that is generally utilized in Internet browsers in North America. 128-bit SSL encryption has never been broken and, according to RSL Labs, it would take a "trillion trillion years" to crack the code using today’s technology. We also use 168-bit TripleDES encryption to encrypt all critical information (such as card numbers and expiration dates). This information is then stored in secure databases which also have a level of security around them (firewall protection), which means that they are not directly accessible to the internet.

Q: If I don’t write checks, then how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?

A: Your contribution is made on a pre-established day, so you can deduct it from your checkbook at that time.

Q: What if I don’t attend Compass Church but want to make a donation? How can I get a statement for tax purposes?

A: We are happy to receive your gift that is beyond your normal giving to your own church home. Online giving is a simple and expeditious way for you to give. Regardless of membership status, all givers receive a contribution statement electronically, assuming we have all of the correct email contact information. You will also receive a hard copy at the beginning of the year from our finance department that will be sent to the address that you provided to us online.

Q: What if I want to cancel or change my online giving?

A: No problem. You can log in to make changes.

Q: Will my online gifts be included on my statement of contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I view my past giving history online?

A: Yes. Once you have set up a profile, you can access your giving history and make other changes to your giving profile.

Q: How can I get a receipt of my online gift?

A: You can print your confirmation screen as your receipt, or you can print your confirmation email. Either is considered a valid receipt. But remember, your gift will also appear on your regular statement of contributions.

Q: My question is not listed here, now what?

A: You can email us with any additional questions about online giving.