Three Truths to Guide Our Financial Lives
Three truths lay the foundation for how we approach this area of discipleship called stewardship:
- God created everything.
- God owns everything.
- As disciples of Jesus, we are not owners of our stuff, but trustees.
God entrusted us with financial and physical resources to meet our needs and to help carry out his redemptive work in the world. Once we are able to offer God control of our finances, we can offer God our entire lives, and experience the spiritual freedom and joy that God intends for us.
The Lord loves a cheerful giver, and the Bible has a great deal to say about our financial lives. Read more in Matthew 25:14-30 and 2 Corinthians 8:9.
For many of us, becoming faithful trustees of these resources can be hindered by the pull of our materialistic culture, a lack of knowledge about wise financial practices, and the need for effective tools to implement. Financial Peace University provides practical help for people who want to order their financial lives around their commitment to Christ.
To see when the next Financial Peace University class is scheduled to begin, TBA (Click HERE to view other locations in the area)
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Annual Financial Pledge – Make an annual commitment to the church. Click HERE to email or mail your commitment card to FUMC Clermont - 950 7th Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Online Giving – Make a one-time or recurring contribution. Online giving is not only easy, but safe and secure. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – allows consistent amounts to be drawn directly from your banking account. This option allows you to give as a regular priority and it also reduces the processing expense for the church.
Mail – Donations may be mailed directly to FUMC Clermont - 950 7th Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Non - Cash Gifts:
Stocks and Mutual Funds: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation and will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value.*
IRA Contributions: Individuals 70.5 years old or older and who are required to take distributions from their IRA or other qualified plan are urged to consider making a gift to their church from those proceeds. The IRS allows the RMD to be directed to a charitable organization without tax liability for amounts up to $100k per year.*
Other: Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, personal property, appreciated Real Estate, and charitable lead trusts.*
*Individuals should check with their financial adviser.