What We Believe About Giving
We embrace irrational generosity. Tithing is our foundation of giving. The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving: the tithe. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.
“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
At Sunnybrook, we believe the giving of our firstfruits is an act of worship, a way that honors God (Prov 3:9) while also living mindfully that ALL we own, not just what we give is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1). God is a giver of eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Cor 2:12) and temporal (Dt 8:17-18, James 1:17) and when a follower of Christ freely and joyfully gives away their increase, whether it be money, possessions, time, or talents, they are imitating God. We are excited about your desire to give, not only because of how your gift will allow us to continue to be about our mission of being and making disciples, but also because of what your gift prayerfully communicates to the world about your heart and relationship with God (2 Cor 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33).
How to Give
Online with Paypal
You can give online securely using the Paypal button below.
Note: You can use either a Debit card or Credit card via Paypal.
ACH (Electronic Funds Transfer)
ACH (checking account) is our highly preferred method of payment because it saves us money on fees, allowing the maximum dollars possible to go directly to ministry use. To give with ACH, you will need to complete the form below with all the necessary information and submit directly to our Treasurer in person or by mail to the following: Sunnybrook Church, Attention: Treasurer, 104 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, TN 37620
During Weekend Services
On Sunday Mornings we have an offering time where citizens of the church give their gifts each week. If you would prefer to give in a different manner or feel uncomfortable with this, we also have a collection box in the Administration Office where your gift can be deposited securely.
Gifts can by sent by mail or dropped off at the Sunnybrook Offices at the following address: Sunnybrook Church, Attention: Treasurer, 104 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, TN 37620
Giving to Specific Funds
If you are choosing to make a financial gift, your gifts can be designated for to the Operating Fund, which supports the day-to-day ministries and church support services, or to a specific ministry or program such as the Children’s Ministry. (These funds will be earmarked accordingly for use within that Ministry or Program. Gifts that are not otherwise labeled will be accounted for as a gift towards applied to the Operating Fund.
To give to a designated fund, write the name of the ministry and/or fund in your check’s memo line. We’re unable to process payments online for designated funds. Designated funds include:
- Children’s Ministry
- Navigation Youth Ministry
- Worship Ministry
- Wednesday Night Connect (Food and Supplies)
- Men’s Ministry
- Women’s Ministry