Giving FAQs

Should I tithe based on my pre-tax or after-tax income?
Ever wonder what people mean when they talk about tithing on gross or net income? The most common view is that gross earnings are the amount of God's provision, and the tithe should be based on one-tenth of God's provision. Taxes are generally considered payment for the privileges and services provided by the government. Though Scripture doesn't use the literal terms "net" or "gross," it's important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in II Corinthians 9 that "each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

What if I don’t have enough money to tithe? Giving 10% of your income to your church can be a big commitment. But if Scripture tells us to honor God with our first fruits, and our blessings will be overflowing, we must learn to trust that He is faithful to provide. God wants us to trust Him. Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and He will honor your faithfulness and obedience.

Why do you accept credit cards? Used within the parameters for which they were originally created, debit and credit cards can be efficient tools for payments and purchases. Many people use them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, paying off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card to tithe. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.

Can I give to a specific ministry?
We have four separate funds to which you can give, each supporting a different key initiative as follows:
  • General Fund—Supports all of the various ministries and operations of the church.
  • He Cares, We Care Fund—Supports the practical help (food, clothing and other assistance) given to local families in need by our He Cares We Care Ministry.
  • Great Commission Fund—Supports missionaries and global engagements that focus on ministry to at-risk children and marginalized families as well as creative church planting efforts.
  • Church Planting Fund—Supports PAC's church planting initiatives.
Any additional funds are related to special events. For budget details, see our 2014 annual report.

How do I give?

You can use most debit or credit cards when giving online. Cash or checks (payable to PAC) can be placed in the weekend offering.

We accept donations of stock to our Schwabb account #7228-9124. The account name is Princeton Alliance Church. Use DTC #0164 Code 40 to make your transfer. Please contact the church office (609.799.9000) with the name, number of shares and fund to which you'd like to designate your donation.

Do you accept matching gifts?
Yes. Many employers offer matching gift programs. Your HR Department can provide you with details.

Donate to our He Cares We Care Ministry through your employer's United Way campaign, code 029190 (NY/NJ) or 48066 (South Eastern PA).

Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Princeton Alliance Church is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

What is the deadline for annual contributions?

Contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online Transactions must be initiated by December 31.

What if I have questions that aren’t covered here?
We’re here to help. Contact us by email or by calling 609.799.9000 x16.