Why We Give
We give because scripture teaches us to "give generously to Him and do so without a grudging heart" (Deut. 15:10). We give because "pure religion" helps the orphans, widows, and needy "in their affliction" (James 1:27). Finally, we give because Jesus commanded us to carry His gospel to the "uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Through giving, our church is able to impact both our local community and the world abroad. Giving funds our internal ministry teams, our external outreach programs, mission crews abroad, and foreign missionaries around the world.
We currently partner with various missionaries in Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. You can learn more about the missionaries our church and organization fund by clicking here. Additionally, we regularly fund mission trips for local ministry teams to travel abroad and both minister in word and in work, such as building bible colleges, churches, and orphanages. Our outreach programs at home involve special projects to assist the elderly and disabled and providing material donations for the needy. We are currently working to partner with other local charities to assist in feeding and clothing the homeless. Last but not least, our giving helps to fund local revivals that inspire, teach, touch, and revive both visitors and regular members.
How To Give Securely
In addition to teaching us to be cheerful givers, the Bible also teaches that we are required to be good stewards of the money that is given to us, and we must be found trustworthy in all that we do (1 Cor. 4:2). For this reason, the Pentecostals of Shreveport seek diligently to manage and handle the money that is given in an honest and secure manner. Furthermore, we hope to be a 21st Century church that offers our parishioners all of the available options of giving that they would find at any other modern institution. Thus, we have partnered with SimpleGive, a secure online banking company, to offer a variety of payment options. All giving is PCI compliant with online payment laws and is licensed, secured, and insured. When giving to any of our ministries you have several options, as listed below. You can also view and/or download the "How To" Information Packet stored below. Please send any questions or concerns you may have about payment options to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Online giving at www.FeedtheDove.com: You can set up recurring donations or one-time gifts via Credit Card, Debit Card, or ACH Checking Account Withdrawl.
- Mobile/Tablet: You can visit the same web address listed above in your mobile or tablet internet browser or you can download the SimpleGive app from iTunes or Android Market (select Shreveport Pentecostals as your organization after downloading).
- SMS Text Messaging: 318-490-4292 is a texting number that belongs specifically to us. You can text the dollar amount and fund name to that number to give via text message. The first time will prompt you to set up your payment method and from then on it will be charged to that preferred method (it will NOT be added to your phone bill). Normal text message rates may apply.
- Traditional Giving: Of course, we still accept the traditional "offering in a pan," and we reassure you that we handle even paper donations in a trustworthy manner that even the IRS auditors would be proud.