Ways To Give


You can give directly to Christ Church by using our SecureGive portal.

Cash or Check

You can mail a check to:

Christ Church United Methodist
5091 Caldwell Mill Road
Birmingham, AL 35242

Planned Giving

Planned Giving allows you to set up recurring gifts online through our giving platform. you can select different amounts for specific funds.

“Our giving as a church family is not rooted in something we have to do, but something we get to do. Giving is an act of worship…”

Rev. Paul Lawler, Christ Church,

General Fund

Money given to this fund goes toward the overall, yearly budget.


Use this designation if you would like to donate directly to the missions fund. Giving to this designation does NOT go toward Faith Promise Giving.

Property Improvement Fund (Formerly Debt Reduction)

Money given to this designation will go directly to building improvements.

Faith Promise Giving

Money given to this designation will directly support our global mission partners and local missions. Everything given will help fulfill the faith promise giving pledges.

Faith Promise Giving

As a church, Christ Church Birmingham has had a missional heart for many years which has including investing financially in missionaries and local Christian non-profits serving in our city. For many years, Christ Church Birmingham supported global missionaries through our Long Term Missionary Fund. Through strategic and frequent fundraising events over the course of the year, monies were raised to cover supported missionaries through this fund. The funds given to missionaries through this fund were meant to be over and above the tithe gifts, also known as second mile giving.
In spring 2022, Christ Church Birmingham’s pastoral and missions leadership made the decision to move to a Faith Promise approach to giving. We wanted to not nickel and dime people for giving and instead ask people to seek the Lord for His wisdom in how He would call them to invest in His mission locally and globally. Faith Promise is built around the idea that each person or family unit would seek the Lord in prayer to determine what amount the Holy Spirit would be leading them to invest by faith into the missions efforts of the church through Faith Promise. These pledges would be collected every May and would be used by our local and global mission council teams to determine the scope of impact our giving could have through investment in local and global partners. Our annual Faith Promise season as a church goes from May to April each year.
All funds given to Faith Promise are distributed entirely to local Christian non-profits and global missionaries we are partnered with strategically around the world. Our current Faith Promise giving is split with 35% going to local Christian non-profits and 65% going to global missionaries. Since Faith Promise is a second mile giving fund that is different than the general missions ministry budget for Christ Church Birmingham, all donations whether via check, kiosk, or online need to be tagged with “Faith Promise.”

Other Ways to Give

Stocks and Mutual Fund Giving

Did you know appreciated stocks, mutual funds, and bonds in a taxable investment portfolio can be transferred as gifts to support Kingdom work? Giving stocks (that you have held for more than one year) directly to a ministry provides a significant opportunity to avoid capital gains tax, receive a deduction at the full-market value of the securities, and simplify your giving. In fact, giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash!

Give from your Roth IRA

If you are age 70½ or older, you can make gifts directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to Christ Church without paying income tax on the withdrawal.

  • You must be age 70½ or older at the time the gift is made.
  • You must request from the IRA plan custodian a direct transfer of funds to Christ Church for the gift to be tax-free (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution).
  • Gifts can be used to satisfy your IRA required minimum distribution each year.
  • Each person may give up to $100,000 annually.
  • Gifts can be designated for a specific Christ Church project or where most needed.

Funds held in 401(k), 403(b), or tax-deferred annuity plans are not eligible but may be rolled over into a Standard IRA, then used to make tax-free gifts to ministry. Gifts from a SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA may qualify but should be discussed with your professional tax advisor.

When instructing your IRA plan custodian to make a gift, please request that your name and address as the donor be included with the check, or contact us in advance to provide this information so we may credit it to your account accurately.

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