Give

Your Giving Matters

When you give to the ministry of Blackhawk, lives are transformed. Worshiping God through releasing financial resources is a significant way to participate in telling His story in our community and world.

General fund

The General Fund is used to support the full range of ministries at Blackhawk Church – from Sunday services to facility care, classes and programming for all ages, benevolence, local and global outreach, etc. The General Fund budget is the primary way we pursue our mission. Your unrestricted gift to the General Fund makes a difference by investing in the work God is doing in and through the Blackhawk community.

Debt Reduction

Many are new to Blackhawk in the last several years and stand on the shoulders of those who gave sacrificially to build growing ministries. We want to continue to provide others with the opportunity to participate in building on that foundation for the future. This fund is used exclusively to accelerate debt reduction.

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy is a chance for us to step away from the consumerism of Christmas and move toward the ultimate gift, Jesus. We partner with organizations in Dane County and around the world, multiplying their efforts in order to show our communities that we are on their side and that they are loved by God.

Ways to Give

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Online

Set up a recurring or one-time gift to Blackhawk Church through Blackhawk’s website by clicking Give Now. You may give directly from your bank account (lower processing fee, ~ 1%) or debit or credit cards (slightly higher processing fees, ~ 2 – 3%).

We do not encourage incurring credit card debt to give.

Check by Mail

Regardless of what Blackhawk site you attend, donations can be mailed to the Blackhawk Church office at the following address:

Blackhawk Church, Attn: Giving
9620 Brader Way
Middleton, WI 53562

Check or Cash in Offering Box

Checks and cash can be placed in the offering boxes which are located at the entrances/exits of each worship venue. Envelopes are available at each offering box and at your site’s Information Desk. Envelopes are not necessary when giving by check.

Donor-Advised Fund

Blackhawk Church accepts gifts from donor-advised funds. Simply work with your donor-advised fund provider to initiate a gift to Blackhawk Church.

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Stock

To give appreciated stocks and mutual funds and avoid capital gains, provide the information on this form to your investment provider. They will work with you to donate the securities to Blackhawk Church’s brokerage account. Please return the form to Blackhawk Church at [email protected] so that Blackhawk Church can match transferred securities to the donor and determine the designation of the gift (i.e. General Fund, Debt Reduction Fund).

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

Blackhawk accepts Qualified Charitable Distributions. A Qualified Charitable Distribution or QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA payable directly to Blackhawk Church. A QCD can be counted toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution for the year. Consult with your tax and/or investment advisors for applicability.

Estate Plan

One of the greatest gifts you can provide to ensure that the mission continues is by making a planned gift through your estate. A planned gift provides a financial foundation that enables the future ministries of Blackhawk for generations to come. For more information contact Darren DeKeyser at [email protected] or 608.828.4200.

Invisible

Online

Set up a recurring or one-time gift to Blackhawk Church through Blackhawk’s website by clicking Give Now. You may give directly from your bank account (lower processing fee, ~ 1%) or debit or credit cards (slightly higher processing fees, ~ 2 – 3%).

We do not encourage incurring credit card debt to give.

Check by Mail

Regardless of what Blackhawk site you attend, donations can be mailed to the Blackhawk Church office at the following address:

Blackhawk Church, Attn: Giving
9620 Brader Way
Middleton, WI 53562

Check or Cash in Offering Box

Checks and cash can be placed in the offering boxes which are located at the entrances/exits of each worship venue. Envelopes are available at each offering box and at your site’s Information Desk. Envelopes are not necessary when giving by check.

Donor-Advised Fund

Blackhawk Church accepts gifts from donor-advised funds. Simply work with your donor-advised fund provider to initiate a gift to Blackhawk Church.

Stock

To give appreciated stocks and mutual funds and avoid capital gains, provide the information on this form to your investment provider. They will work with you to donate the securities to Blackhawk Church’s brokerage account. Please return the form to Blackhawk Church at [email protected] so that Blackhawk Church can match transferred securities to the donor and determine the designation of the gift (i.e. General Fund, Debt Reduction Fund).

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

Blackhawk accepts Qualified Charitable Distributions. A Qualified Charitable Distribution or QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA payable directly to Blackhawk Church. A QCD can be counted toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution for the year. Consult with your tax and/or investment advisors for applicability.

Estate Plan

One of the greatest gifts you can provide to ensure that the mission continues is by making a planned gift through your estate. A planned gift provides a financial foundation that enables the future ministries of Blackhawk for generations to come. For more information contact Darren DeKeyser at [email protected] or 608.828.4200.

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FAQs

How do I update my payment method on my recurring gift?
Click here to access your payment methods. Click Edit. Enter the new Credit/Debit Card or Bank Information on the respective tab and click Save.

How do I change the amount, timing or payment method of my recurring gift?
Click here to access your recurring gift(s). Click Edit by the respective gift.

    • Change the amount in the “Amount Selected” field.
    • Change the payment frequency in the “Given” field (options include Monthly, Weekly, etc.)
    • Based on the above payment frequency, set the day/date.
    • Click “Remove this End Date” to have the gift continue until canceled or click “Specify an End Date” to set an end date if you want the recurring gift to stop after the specified date.
    • Change your payment to an existing or new payment method in the Your Payment Information section.
    • Click “Submit” after making your changes.

Does my recurring gift require an end date?
Recurring gifts do not need to have an end date set. Some donors prefer to set the gift to recur until they change or cancel it. The system now allows for this recurring gift functionality to be scheduled indefinitely. Donors can set an end date for their recurring gift but need to be intentional about setting up a new recurring gift after the gift expires.

Where can I find my Giving Summary for tax purposes?
Your year-end Giving Summary can be accessed here. Choose the appropriate year and click PDF Statement to download a PDF of your Giving Summary for the respective year.

Where can I access my Blackhawk information?
Click My Profile to access your personal contact and family information. These pages also have a menu that allows you to Give Now and to access your current and past giving activity.

Giving Update

GENERAL FUND GIVING UPDATE
Giving received (July-October): $2,380,411
Where we are: $94,350 behind budget
November budget: $626,310

Blackhawk’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

Security & Privacy

Blackhawk Church takes security very seriously. Read our privacy statement.

 

  • Security – For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted through online giving. Bank account processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of information is encrypted when transmitted.
  • Privacy – The online giving registration asks you to provide contact and demographic information. Blackhawk does not share personal information. This information is stored in your file in a secure environment separate from our website.
  • Financial Accountability – Blackhawk is committed to honoring God’s provision for our church by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Blackhawk Church remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.
  • In addition, an annual audit is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm. The results of this audit are submitted directly to the Elder Board for their review and approval.

As the Scriptures say, “For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.” -2 Corinthians 8:2