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Why We Give

Generosity originates with the generous love of God. It changes our hearts in a way that makes a difference in our world.

There are certain traits that define the culture of a group ... traits that come naturally and are expected. For The Bayou Church, one of those is generosity.

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How We Give

One mission, one fund.

We have one mission as a church—transforming lives in Acadiana through Christ-centered relationships. We live out that mission in many different ways.

Our ongoing, weekly ministries serve preschoolers, kids, students, and adults from all different backgrounds with all different types of needs. We make a difference in Acadiana and around the world through our Ministry Partners. We make significant investments in our campus because it's one of the primary tools we have and we want to be good stewards of it. 

All these areas are resourced through the giving of The Bayou family. When you make a contribution to The Bayou, you're contributing to all of the ways we pursue and live out our mission.

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The Generosity Path

No matter where you are on the Generosity Path, what is the next step God is asking you to take?

Beginning Giver

Everyone starts here. Maybe you've never given to a church before. Maybe you've never given to any kind of non-profit organization before. Your next step as a Beginning Giver is to give something. That's it. It's a great place to start. 

Consistent Giver

As you progress on the Generosity Path, you'll find that giving every once in a while is good, but God is inviting you to take a next step. Your next step as a Consistent Giver is to give every week or every month. You can even set up a recurring gift in our online giving platform.

Tithing Giver

This is a significant step for many people. For thousands of years—from long before Jesus came on the scene—God invited His people to give him a tithe: 10%. Your next step as a Tithing Giver is to give 10% of your gross income to your local church. Every step on the Generosity Path is a spiritual step—and this is a big one. 

Expanding Giver

Many times, when people experience the benefits of giving a tithe of their income to their local church, they aren't satisfied. As God leads them, they give more. Your next step as an Expanding Giver is to give more than 10% of your income. What might that look like for you?

Extravagant Giver

When you reach this point of the Generosity Path, you realize that there is always more you can give—and you're excited to be able to do it! Your next step as an Extravagant Giver is to go big with your giving. What step is God asking you to take in generosity that seems impossible? You'll be amazed at what happens when you trust and follow Him.

Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to make your gift count.

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Online Giving

Giving online is the easiest way to give at The Bayou Church. This secure method allows you to schedule a recurring or one-time gift charged to either your debit or credit card. Through this service, you can easily manage your giving amount, specify where the funds should be applied and keep track of your giving history.

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Automatic Bank Pay (Bill Pay)

This is an easy and convenient way to systematically give through your checking or savings account. Simply log onto your individual bank account and follow your bank’s instructions to set up The Bayou Church as a new payee.

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Generosity Boxes/Offering Envelopes

You can give by check or cash during any of our worship experiences. Simply place your gift in one of the generosity boxes located at the doors of each worship venue. There are offering envelopes provided for your gift in each venue.

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If you have securities (stocks and bonds), charitable trusts, motor vehicles, real estate or any other assets that you would like to donate to The Bayou Church, please contact our finance office at [email protected]

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Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other popular cryptocurrencies through the safe and secure Engiven platform.

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Generosity in Action

In 2023, we built on our past—a legacy of faith and generosity—to invest in the future of The Bayou Church. It’s an investment that will yield benefits for decades to come. Not only that, we’ve seen the immediate impact of the Decades initiative in changed lives and ongoing ministry as well as continuing our commitment to make a difference through serving and resourcing ministry partners in Acadiana and beyond.

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We’d Love to Connect

If you have any questions or if there’s any way we can help you, please contact us.