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Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11

God tells us that he loves a cheerful giver. Thanks for taking the time to cheerfully give to ZPC. Our offerings are clearly accounted for and our desire is to use your gift to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Some of that work will be in our own back yard and some of that work will be in faraway places like Romania or Brazil. Your gift is appreciated and we know that God will use it to make a difference.

ZPC's members and regular attenders will have their online giving transactions automatically posted to their contribution records on a regular basis. Online gifts may be made by an ACH transfer from a checking or savings account and can be a one-time gift or scheduled recurring transactions.

For some of us, the process of depositing our gifts in an offering plate is an important part of worship. Others prefer to drop contributions in the church office. A growing number of us would rather handle our finances online. Whichever approach you choose, we remain committed to applying your generous gifts with wisdom and integrity to the work of revealing the love of God in our broken world.

Stewardship Principles

These are the principles that we at ZPC have found beneficial as we seek to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted us with, including time, talent, treasure, and all of creation:

Confront the culture:

The Church is called to be the community of those who put their trust in God, indicting the pervasive materialism and self-centeredness of our culture.  Yet even as we stand apart from the world, we choose to serve the world as trustees of God’s good gifts.

  • Matthew 6:25-33
  • Luke 12:16-21
  • James 5:1-6

Our attitudes matter:

God calls us to manage his resources joyfully, sacrificially and with servant hearts, acknowledging that it is a privilege to be stewards of his property.  We affirm that sacrifices offered apart from love, no matter how great, gain us nothing.  We enjoy a God-provided contentment that he is able to meet all of our needs and the needs of his kingdom.

  • I Corinthians 13:3
  • II Corinthians 9:6-7
  • Philippians 4:10-13, 19

 

Stewardship is strategic:

God calls us to manage his resources faithfully.  More than just giving, stewardship of money is investing in God’s eternal purposes.  More than just management, stewardship of the earth is fulfilling God’s original creation mandate.

  • Genesis 2:15, 19-20
  • II Corinthians 8:1-9
  • I Timothy 6:18-19

God comes first:

God’s priorities demand to be the top priorities in every area of life.  God rightfully deserves the first share of everything we receive, as reflected in the way we organize our time, distribute our money, and utilize our abilities.

  • Proverbs 3:9-10
  • Malachi 3:8-10
  • Romans 12:3-8

Stewardship is worship:

Far from being merely an obligation, managing God’s property is an every-minute opportunity to express our thanks to him for his goodness, to affirm our dependence on God in everything, and to return his love for us as our own expression of love for him.

  • Leviticus 22:17-22
  • I Corinthians 10:31
  • II Corinthians 9:12

God demands accountability:

God has assigned to each of us the responsibility of managing the resources we have been given—including time, money, abilities, and care of the earth.  God will hold each person accountable according to the faithfulness of his stewardship.

  • Genesis 1:27-30
  • Luke 16:10
  • Matthew 25:14-30

God owns everything:

Since God is the unique creator and sustainer of the universe, everything belongs to him.  The sum total of the personal gifts, financial resources, hours and opportunities that make up our lives are God’s gift to us.

  • I Chronicles 29:14-18
  • Psalm 24:1-2
  • Colossians 1:15-20

Giving Options

There are many ways you can give financially to ZPC. Please review these ideas to see which options fit you best :

Online Giving

How does online giving work?

Donations can be made through electronic funds transfer (an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account) or through a credit or debit card. You can designate a one-time contribution or schedule weekly, monthly, or quarterly contributions. An e-mail message will remind you of your scheduled contribution a few days before the transaction.

The system is safe and secure. As soon as you click the link below, you enter a secure server that is protected by the same type of encryption used by banks for their transactions. From there, your gift is electronically transferred directly to ZPC’s bank, and the information about your contribution is sent to the Finance Office for entry on your giving record. You will receive a receipt of each transfer by email. You may also check your giving record at any time on Zlink, as well as your giving statements from the church.

Another easy way to give is from your smart phone through ZPC's Church Life App. From your smartphone search and download "church life" from the app store. You can use your Zlink ID to login to Church Life. There is a "Give" button in the menu and it will take you directly to a page where you can follow instructions to give.

Once you're set up, be sure to stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday morning to pick up your online offering stones. These tokens represent your online gift and can be utilized as an act of worship when the offering plate passes during service.

If you have any questions about online giving, please contact Kristen Dunn or call her at 317.873.8137 x1002.

To give online:

A Zlink login is NOT needed to use the online giving system. However, if you attend ZPC, we prefer that you create a user ID. Zlink is the "members-only" area of our website and is only accessible by ZPC members and regular attenders. Zlink is a secure site. 

Please understand that access to information of other church families is never to be used for mass mailings, either by US Post Office or by electronic means such as emailing. Please respect the trust that our church families have placed in ZPC by respecting each individual's privacy. If you are a member or regular attender and have provided us with an email address, you will MOST LIKELY already be in the system. Please choose from one of the four choices below:

I've been around for a while and I'm probably in the system

Follow these instructions:

  •  Sign in using this link
  •  Once you're on the sign in page, use the link shown in the example on the right to get your login information.
  •  Enter your name and email address and click the 'Find Me'

If the system does not find you, return to this page and follow the 'I need to register' instructions below

I need to register

I'm new and have not provided my email address yet. (if not affiliated with ZPC, see #4 below.)

Follow these instructions:

  •  Use this link to request logon credentials
  •  Complete the required fields on the form and then click "Submit Form"
  •  Once the church office has been able to register your information (1 to 2 business days), you will receive your login ID and temporary password by email. Please note: you will need to change your temporary password within 24 hours.

For step-by-step Zlink giving instructions, click here.

I am not affiliated with ZPC but would like to make a contribution online.

You may wish to make a contribution to a specific ZPC ministry, honor a loved one, or make a memorial gift. Guest users are able to make tax-deductible contributions as well as register for ZPC events.

Click here to give to ZPC as a guest on the next screen, be sure to click where you see, "Need a login?"

Gifts of Cash

Cash and checks may be given during the weekend services, mailed, dropped off at the church, or sent via online bank transfer. Dated giving envelopes are available at the Welcome Center for your convenience.

Gifts of Stock

Please ask your broker to deliver the securities to ZPC's account at Fidelity, as follows:

"Deliver to Fidelity, DTC 0226, for Zionsville Presbyterian Church, account Z 50 189 332."

Please contact Kristen Dunn in the finance office or 317.873-8137, x1002 to advise the church of your stock gift.

Gifts of Property or Other Assets

ZPC accepts gifts of property and other tangible items for which we have direct use. These gifts are accepted after consideration by the church leadership. Gifts that are accepted will be acknowledged through a receipt from the church for tax purposes; such gifts are not included on the annual cash giving statements issued by the church, as the value is assigned by the donor.

Matching Gifts

Ask your employer if your company participates in a Matching Gifts Program. Some companies will match the amount of your gift, while others may match with a 2:1 contribution to ZPC. If your company participates, please consider completing their matching gift form and sending it to the church along with your donation. The proceeds from the match will be placed toward the same program as the original gift.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts and Honor gifts are made in memory of or in honor of members of family or friends. The church will send a notice of your gift, without indicating the dollar amount, to the family of the deceased or the person being honored. A review of memorial and honor funds is made periodically for appropriate use of the funds if there was not an agreed upon designation in advance.

Planned Giving

Charitable trusts and annuities, life income gifts, and bequests are increasingly popular forms of giving. These kinds of gifts may provide tax advantages to the donor and beneficiaries. Those considering such gifts should consult with a financial advisor. Please be sure to let us know if you have already provided for ZPC in your will.

Other Financial Information

ZPC seeks to be transparent in our finances. In the interest of full disclosure, our annual audit (pdf) is available for your review.

We will graciously accept your gift and ask that you contact us and explore the many benefits of becoming a member of Zionsville Presbyterian Church. Phone: 317.873.6503