Causes to support
Unified Budget. The primary, day-to-day, essential work of the church and its missions partners is undergirded by the Unified Budget. This includes the operating budget of the church that addresses both in-house and external ministries. This is the most important place to include in your financial stewardship. Once the Unified Budget has been satisfied, all other monies spill over into other 'buckets' representing Missions Plus, Building Reserve Fund, Pathways to Ministry and Vision 20/20.
George A. Mason Pathways Endowment. This is an endowment fund managed by the Baptist Foundation of Texas on behalf of Wilshire. Gifts to the George A. Mason Pathways Endowment are placed in the corpus of the investment fund, which is never spent. From this corpus, a percentage in earnings is drawn down each year to offset costs for the Pathways to Ministry program at Wilshire, specifically the pastoral residency. This is an ideal place for one-time contributions, memorial gifts and estate gifts. Find out more here.
Other designated funds. Contributions are received for a wide variety of other causes affiliated with Wilshire, including the benevolence fund that helps people with food and shelter, memorial gifts to mark someone's death, contributions to any of Wilshire's missions partners. If giving to a cause other than the Unified Budget, be sure to mark the designation on your offering envelope, check, online gift or email.
Ways to give
IN WORSHIP. Simply place your check or cash in the offering plate during any of our worship services. For your convenience, offering envelopes are available in the pew racks. You may place cash or checks (payable to Wilshire Baptist Church) in one of these offering envelopes and put it in the offering plate during any service.
BY MAIL. Offerings may be sent to Wilshire through the mail: Lori Gooden, Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas TX 75214. Please write on your check if it is intended for the Unified Budget or another intent.
ONLINE GIVING by credit card or e-check. This safe and flexible option is the easiest way to give at Wilshire. This method allows you to schedule a recurring or one-time gift charged to either your debit or credit card or directly as an ACH from your checking account. Through this online account you can easily see your past donation history and manage your future giving amount or specify where the funds should be applied. Set up your online account or give a one-time gift here or click the 'Give Now' button at the top of the page. (Be sure to have cookies enabled on iphone or ipad (esp. if using Safari browser) Instructions (pdf)).
AUTOMATIC BANK PAY (Bill-Pay). This is an easy and effective way to systematically give through your checking account online bill-pay. Simply go to your bank’s website, log in to your individual bank account and follow your bank’s instructions to set up Wilshire Baptist Church as a new payee. Your bank will print and cut a check and mail it to Wilshire on your behalf. Be sure to mark the fund designation in the memo line when you set this up.
TEXT GIVING. This is an easy option from your smartphone. Text WILSHIRE and the dollar amount (example: WILSHIRE 50) to 73256, and follow the link that pops up. The first time you use this option, you will enter your credit card and contact info. Your payment information will be saved securely so you will not have to enter it again. Currently all text gifts will be applied to the Unified Budget.
WILSHIRE APP. By downloading the Wilshire Baptist Church app from your App Store or Google Play, you can make your monetary gifts easily from your phone or tablet.
QR Code. With a scan app or QR code reader app on your phone or tablet, scan this image (right) (also found in the Sunday worship folder) to access online giving and make your gift.
For help with logins, passwords or credit cards, contact Susan Kimball at (214) 452-3108.