Giving

Make a One Time Gift
Whether you’re a member of South Church of not, you can use our online giving platform to make a one time gift to support our general ministries, register for a youth program, or make a gift to support relief efforts after a disaster. Simply follow the link below and follow the prompts. If your email is already in our system, or you’ve used it to give in the past, it will automatically link up with your previous gifts.

Make a One Time Gift

Pledge
There are multiple ways to pledge at South Church:

1. Realm – With just a few clicks, you can use our integrated church management software to make your pledge, set up your own recurring payments, and monitor your giving history. If you already have an account on Realm – which all current church members do – read the instructions and/or watch the videos below to learn how to register your account, pledge, and set up your giving on Realm. NOTE: All Realm accounts will be activated prior to the giving season launch on October 14. Please keep an eye out in your email inbox. (If you don’t know if you have an account with Realm, email Pastor Alex.)

How To Register Your Realm Account:

How To Pledge on Realm:

1. Click here to access Realm
2. If you are not logged in, sign into your account with your email and self-created password.
3. On the left-hand side, click on “Community.”
4. Under the Community menu, Select “Giving
5. On the middle portion of the page, click the button that says “Pledge.”
6. Fill out the information on the page. Click “Save Pledge” to send your pledge to the church office. If you’d like to set up online giving to fulfill your pledge, click “Save and Set Up Online Gift.” The system will save you pledge and then take you to a new screen to securely enter your payment information.

Click here to access Realm

2. Pledge Card – If you would prefer a pledge card, and did not receive one in the mail, click here to email our financial administrator, Joanne, and let her  know that you’d prefer a pledge card. You can also pick one up around the church or in the church office.

As a society, we’re not so great at talking about money. We’re taught to avoid it in polite company and, even when we’re supposed to talk about it, we’re rarely given the tools to engage in meaningful conversations about our finances. When it comes to church, we’re even more tongue-tied. The intersection of faith and money feels difficult and challenging. But, here’s the thing:

Jesus talked [a lot] about money. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions. In the Gospels, an amazing one out of ten verses (288 in all) deal directly with the subject of money.1

Even 2000 years ago, Jesus knew that talking about money – how we use it and where it comes from – was the only way to save us from being consumed by it. Here at South Church, we believe in cultivating faithful, and transparent conversations about finances – both our personal finances and church finances.

We’re proud that 100% of our church budget is made possible by South Church families.

Unlike some churches that are supported by a denomination, South Church is 100% supported by families in the church. Some of those families are from generations past who left legacy gifts, but the vast majority are folks you see each and every Sunday. That is why every gift – no matter how big or small – can have an impact, and why we depend on every member and friend of South Church to prayerfully discern at what level their family can support our ministries.

When you give to South Church, you’ll always know where your gifts are going.

At South Church, we prioritize mission trips for our youth, meals for our hungry brothers and sisters, and affordable housing for our neighbors. From local soup kitchens and international disaster relief charities, to staff budgets and building maintenance, no matter the size of your gift you’ll be able to see how we use every dollar to minister to the greater Andover community and the world. Our financial administrator and church leaders work hard to prepare yearly narrative budgets that detail how the church finances have been used. Throughout the year, our church council receives monthly updates about the financial health of our church. When you take a look at the ministries of South Church, and how we use gifts, we think you’ll feel good about what you find.

Every gift – no matter how big or small – matters.

As a church supported 100% by our members and friends, every gift goes a long way. Most families support South Church by making a yearly “pledge.” Every year, families prayerfully consider how much they feel called and capable of giving to the church. There is no correct amount nor amount too small. Some families pledge $10 a month, while others pledge $5000 a year. The average pledge is around $2500 a year. While life situations arise and we are not always able to fulfill our pledge – grace abounds! Even when we’re uncertain about what next year will bring, any amount helps our volunteer leaders budget and plan ministries for the coming year.

Click on the titles below to learn more about pledging and giving

Make a One Time Gift
Whether you’re a member of South Church of not, you can use our online giving platform to make a one time gift to support our general ministries, register for a youth program, or make a gift to support relief efforts after a disaster. Simply follow the link below and follow the prompts. If your email is already in our system, or you’ve used it to give in the past, it will automatically link up with your previous gifts.

Make a One Time Gift

Pledge
There are multiple ways to pledge at South Church:

1. Realm – With just a few clicks, you can use our integrated church management software to make your pledge, set up your own recurring payments, and monitor your giving history. If you already have an account on Realm – which all current church members do – read the instructions and/or watch the videos below to learn how to register your account, pledge, and set up your giving on Realm. NOTE: All Realm accounts will be activated prior to the giving season launch on October 14. Please keep an eye out in your email inbox. (If you don’t know if you have an account with Realm, email Pastor Alex.)

How To Register Your Realm Account:

How To Pledge on Realm:

1. Click here to access Realm
2. If you are not logged in, sign into your account with your email and self-created password.
3. On the left-hand side, click on “Community.”
4. Under the Community menu, Select “Giving
5. On the middle portion of the page, click the button that says “Pledge.”
6. Fill out the information on the page. Click “Save Pledge” to send your pledge to the church office. If you’d like to set up online giving to fulfill your pledge, click “Save and Set Up Online Gift.” The system will save you pledge and then take you to a new screen to securely enter your payment information.

Click here to access Realm

2. Pledge Card – If you would prefer a pledge card, and did not receive one in the mail, click here to email our financial administrator, Joanne, and let her  know that you’d prefer a pledge card. You can also pick one up around the church or in the church office.

Fourth Century Fund
The Fourth Century Fund’s Legacy Society celebrates and thanks those who have made a provision for South Church in their estate plans.

Questions about financial giving? Contact Joanne, Financial Administrator