End of the Year Giving
At the end of every year, Bridgeway takes the opportunity to receive an end-of-year offering and these funds go to different initiatives each year. Last year our year-end giving was devoted to Yaaka Afrika, a nonprofit organization that started from a mission trip to Uganda, and the Lord brought incredible good through the generosity of our church. The Yaaka organization focuses on creating education opportunities for the children of Uganda and has started schools where students receive a Christ-centered, discipleship-based education.
In 2021 we devoted our giving to their schools, which allowed them to invest in building a vocational building to devote space to their student’s learning and gave them the ability to graduate with a trade certificate so that they can get a job straight out of high school. The high school can offer vocational training in mechanics, electronics, tailoring, cosmetology, construction, and agriculture. Additionally, with the support they received, Yaaka was able to purchase a 30-passenger bus to support their student’s needs. They were able to build living quarters for their teachers and expand their campus so that they can house their student’s vocational projects as well.
Here at Bridgeway, we believe in the power of generosity. God has been generous with us, and He invites us into a life of joyful giving. When you give here, you are helping others experience the power of God, freedom in Christ, and authentic community. With that in mind, we know that there are needs close to our home, here in our community there are approximately 25,000 children under the age of 13 and we want to make sure they feel loved and know that they have a place here.
This year we are launching our Kidsway Cares Campaign.
Over a thousand kids come through our doors every month and there are so many more kids and families that need to be here. Unfortunately, you can’t always tell that children at Bridgeway are such a high priority from our external look. One of the challenges of moving into an industrial complex and making it a church is that it looks like we are all about business. We internally know that Kidsway is excellent, that kids are a priority, and that they will receive special and tailored care to show them the love of Jesus. Now, we want to make sure to match the outside to the inside and make sure everyone knows Kidsway Cares “from the moment you walk in”.
It is time to make that clear externally and create an inviting environment for our children and young families. We need to let them know they are of absolute importance when they are with us. That’s why this year our year-end giving is going to bless our kids and young families by renovating our Kidsway check-in entrances to represent how our program feels on the inside. We hired Plain Joe Studios to draw up some ideas and images of what’s possible for us, to create a place our kids want to engage and be in community. Every design will be welcoming and demonstrate that our community knows that Kidsway Cares from the moment you walk in.
To give to Kidsway Cares, select give, then in the FUND drop down menu, select Year End.
At Bridgeway, we believe in the power of generosity. God has been generous with us, and He invites us into a life of joyful generosity. When you give here, you are helping others experience the power of God, the richness of authentic community, and the freedom found in the Spirit.
‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.’
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 ESV
For giving statements, be sure to verify the year on your statement. It will default to the current year (2022). Choose 2021 for filing your taxes.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
Ways To Give
Find the right gift
If you want to explore some different options to make difference at Bridgeway, there are plenty of ways to do so. Learn more about how you can make your gifts go farther to help Bridgeway accomplish its mission: Equipping one another to bring the wholeness of Jesus to a broken world.
Give Your Time
More volunteers than ever, in all age groups and from all backgrounds, are finding their way to volunteer in ways that they feel like they are helping others. Whether you have one hour a week or one day a year to give we can help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity. If you don’t already have a place to serve, or would like to explore other options, you can reach out to our Connections team at http://bridgeway.church/serve.
More Common Ways to Give
Write a Check
- Donating by writing a check is still the most common form of philanthropy in the world. It is relatively simple and certainly direct. Checks are made payable to Bridgeway and can be placed in the offering basket, in the giving box located at the back of the worship center, or mailed/delivered to the church office at 8150 Industrial Avenue, Building A, Roseville, CA 95678.
Gift of Cash
- Your outright gift of cash or check helps our ministries and may provide you with a tax deduction. If you donate cash you must be sure to indicate yourself as the giver (fill out offering envelope or a note) so that giving credit can be allocated.
- Online giving can make an enormous difference. Online giving is the fastest-growing method to giving. You can choose to give a one-time gift or schedule recurring giving at an interval you determine. You can “Give” to 855-475-8095 or give online above.
Bank Accounts / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- Bank accounts are common investment tools that can help continue the mission of Bridgeway. How to give through your bank account:
- Set up Bridgeway as one of your vendors on your bill pay. Schedule a one-time or recurring gift and a check will be mailed directly to us.
- One consideration is if you die with annuities in your estate, your beneficiaries will be taxed at their ordinary income rates. If you are charitably inclined you may also want to consider changing the beneficiary of the annuity to a charitable organization – it will not have to pay tax on the distribution.
Gifts you can make today and in the future
Learn more about how the gifts that you make today can have a lasting impact on the ministries of Bridgeway.
Corporate Giving (Giving through work or your employer)
- Almost all major companies have philanthropic giving programs in place. Many employers support workplace giving and matching gifts by matching employee donations made to the employee’s charity of choice. Bridgeway participates with many of these companies. If your employer sponsors a matching gift program, simply select Bridgeway as the charity of your choice and they will match your charitable contribution.
Gift of Stocks, Mutual Funds, ETFs and Bonds
- Gifts of stock, mutual funds, ETFs and bonds (treasury, government and some savings bonds) can also help Bridgeway continue its mission. In order complete a transfer, you will need the following information:
Firm Name: TD Ameritrade
a/c #: 867793250
a/c title: Bridgeway Christian Church Attn: Lance Hahn
Tax ID: 94-3294315
- Whenever you make a transfer please notify us at email@example.com and we will confirm your transaction took place. This will allow us to properly acknowledge your gift for tax purposes.
IRA Charitable Rollover
- The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who are 72 years old to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without that donation being counted as taxable income when it is withdrawn. To qualify, contributions must come from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA, and they must be made directly to a qualified charitable organization. As always, please consult your tax advisor to determine if this type of gift is right for you.
Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) out of Traditional IRA
- For those over 72 years old, this is a great way to tithe or donate.
- Another donation option to consider, if you’re over 72 years old, is a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your tax-deferred retirement account such as a traditional IRA. A QCD is a tax-free distribution from a retirement account that can be donated directly to a qualified charity and be used to meet up to $100,000 of the required minimum distribution on your retirement account. There is no tax deduction for a QCD; however, you also don’t have to include that distribution into your taxable income.
Donor Advised Funds (DAF)
- A donor advised fund is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. Granting cash, securities or other assets to Bridgeway through your DAF is simple and easy. You can recommend a gift to Bridgeway today, or on a recurring basis (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually) to help the ministries continue reaching into our communities. You can give in two ways:
- You can recommend a gift through your financial institution or foundation by contacting them or granting online. The grant will arrive at Bridgeway with only the fund’s name and address on it unless you request otherwise.
- Contact your fund manager and recommend a charity that you would like to support, such as Bridgeway Christian Church, and how much the grant should be.
- The fund manager will send a check directly to Bridgeway, or another charity you name, from your fund.
- With either option, please request for your name and address to also be included. Please contact us and inform us of your gift so we can anticipate the receipt and you can be recognized for your generosity.
Charitable Remainder Trust
- If you prefer to leave assets to charity but also earn income for a period of time, or pooled income is worth exploring.
Gifts that make an impact after your lifetime
Learn more about how your legacy gifts can make an eternal difference as we reach out to the lost.
Wills, Trusts and Bequests
Provide now for a future gift to Bridgeway by including a provision in your will or other estate plans.
- Creating a will and estate plan is a good first step in protecting the people closest to you and the assets you’ve worked so hard to accumulate. But even the best will can become obsolete over time. Consider the many life events that can impact a will and other arrangements such as moving to another state, changes in the value of your assets, a change in marital status, birth of a grandchild, a change in the real estate you own, new tax laws, or changes in your charitable goals. If you need to update your will, a knowledgeable attorney can make sure that your revisions are properly recorded, which can reduce expenses and help heirs receive their inheritances sooner.
- A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for a charity’s future. You retain control and use of your assets during your lifetime. You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change. Gifts from your estate may be exempt from federal estate taxes.
- Real estate that meets certain criteria can be included as part of a trust or donated as part of your will or estate plans.
A retirement plan can be a tax-efficient and simple way to include Bridgeway in your estate plan. Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your individual retirement account (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), pension or life insurance plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to Bridgeway. It is important to remember that estate and income taxes can consume a large portion of the money remaining in tax- deferred accounts such as IRAs and other qualified retirement plans. Naming Bridgeway as the beneficiary of a 401(k), other qualified retirement plan or IRA may result in significant tax savings for your heirs. You can designate Bridgeway as the sole beneficiary, or one of multiple beneficiaries, of the remaining assets. Ask your plan Administrator how to add Bridgeway as a designated beneficiary.
If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need because of a change in your life circumstances, you can give a paid-up policy to Bridgeway, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums. There are two simple ways to set up a gift of life insurance:
- You can irrevocably designate Bridgeway as the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By doing so, you may be entitled to a generous charitable income tax deduction.
- You can name Bridgeway as irrevocable beneficiary, but retain ownership of the policy itself. Call or write to your insurance company to request a form to make this change of beneficiary.
Annuities, Stocks, Mutual Funds, ETFs and Bonds
If you have any of these and are looking to donate the proceeds to Bridgeway, you may qualify to receive a charitable deduction. Please consult with a professional advisor to confirm. How to give:
- Name Bridgeway Christian Church as the “payable on death” beneficiary.
Donation credit will be given as appropriate to the donor and an annual Giving Statement will be provided for the calendar year in which the donation(s) was received. All giving received and/or postmarked between January 1st and December 31st will be recorded in that calendar year.
Bridgeway Christian Church does not provide any tax, legal, investment or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, investment or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, investment and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.