You can give online from your checking account, Google Pay, or these credit card providers: Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
Yes, Lakeside uses a credit card processor that has agreed to reduce the rate on both debit/credit cards and ACH transfers (e-check). When you give using a credit/debit card, there is a 2% processing fee. When you give using ACH (e-check), there is a .5% fee. We recommend ACH whenever possible due to its low processing fee.When giving online or texting, you have the option to cover the processing fees for Lakeside. When covering the processing fee, the fee will be added to your account as an additional donation and appear on your year-end giving statement.
All offerings are given to the general fund to support the mission of LCC. From time to time we have other opportunities, “On Mission”, where you can give above and beyond to support these important ministries.
What many retirees don't know is they can donate all, or a portion of, their required minimum distribution (RMD) directly to Lakeside or any 501(c)(3). It's called a qualified charitable distribution or QCD. You can also make charitable distributions directly from an IRA before RMDs begin. With a qualified charitable distribution, a check is sent directly from an IRA to charity. This allows the donor to exclude the amount from taxable income. For retirees who are charitable and over age 70 1/2, a qualified charitable distribution is worth considering. For more information, contact your financial advisor or tax advisor on how to correctly set up this transaction.
If you regularly participate in the biblical principle of tithing but would like to donate above and beyond toward a specific project or need that falls outside of our normal operating budget, contact one of our pastors. We would love to have a conversation with you about some of our big dreams!
Here are just a few participating companies: Toyota, Fidelity, Gap, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Delta Airlines, Verizon, Ford, Mazda, BP, Exxon Mobile, Microsoft, Google, Disney, Home Depot, Starbucks
Millions of individuals work for companies that will match their donations. Take the extra step and ask your employer if they participate in a match program!
Lakeside Christian Church is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which requires high standards of biblical accountability, board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
Because financial accountability is so important, our Elder Board has authorized full audits annually. Our financial records and internal processes are audited by Bramel & Ackley, P.S.C.