Online Giving

Hopewell recognizes that in today’s “connected” society nearly everyone pays at least a few of their bills online. Hopewell is pleased to provide this same convenience to our members, guests, and website visitors.
 
Hopewell embraces the convenience and flexibility afforded by today’s online society.  Simultaneously, the Bible teaches and Hopewell encourages debt-free living.  At this time, we support the use of credit cards, as well as debit cards and bank account Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs), for Hopewell-activities requiring payments and registrations. We provide only debit card and EFT payment options for all financial giving opportunities.
 
For those who use credit cards as electronic cash and would prefer to utilize this financial vehicle for online giving, please understand our decision to preclude the use of credit cards for financial giving.  It did not come lightly.  We pray you find the offered alternatives, EFTs or debit cards, equally suitable for this purpose.

Why We Give

Stewardship & Generosity

The Bible is filled with examples of faithful responses to God’s grace and blessings. The Bible also teaches about our personal responsibility to share with others and warns against selfishness and misuse of God’s economic resources. The Apostle Paul encouraged generosity at all times: “Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.” [2 Corinthians 8:2]

Being good stewards of God's gifts is not just a means for the church to raise money. It is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth.

Methodist Approach to Stewardship

John Wesley urged those in connection with him to “earn all you can and save all you can so that you can give all you can.” He modeled modest living and sacrificial giving. Wesley made sure that those early classes of “methodists” took weekly offerings to help others in need. Today, we, as United Methodists, join others to help all of God’s children whenever and wherever we can. As the body of Christ, we experience joy through giving with generous hearts.

The Gospel of Matthew reminds us of this: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." [Matthew 6:21]