Electronic Giving

Did you know? Not only does the General Fund support all ministries and operations of CSPC, but the entire Home Missions budget is supported from this fund as well. 

Make an Online Donation

To make an online donation or manage your giving, click one of the buttons below.

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Giving Statements and Account Management 

To download statements or manage your account information, log in below.

Please note: If this is your first time to log into TouchPoint, you will need to create a user account for your member portal access before you may set up your recurring giving. Please click the TouchPoint link above, provide your email, and request a password to continue.

Questions? Contact April Scheevel and (865)291-5245

 

Other Giving Methods

Giving through Texting

Simply send a text to (865) 205-6001 to connect with Txt2Give and follow the instructions below. We have also included a video to get you started.

 

 Steps:

  • Text GIVE to (865) 205-6001
  • The system will prompt you to choose between General Fund or Global Missions Fund and confirm
  • The system will then prompt an amount and confirm
  • The system will then give a link to let you set up your payment information
  • Once information is set up, it will complete the transaction and send an email confirmation
  • An email confirmation will have a link should donor need to change profile or credit card information
  • Credit card information is stored securely with the credit card processor and all future gifts will go to that account unless you make a change 

To Change Profile or Credit Card information:

Click the link in the contribution email you received from your donation OR text Update to (865) 205-6001 and follow prompts

Other information:

Once you start the Text process, you can actually abbreviate answers:

  • 1 for General, 2 for Global Missions
  • Y for yes, N for no
  • 5 for $5.00

 

Stock or Mutual Funds

You can donate appreciated securities—stock, mutual funds, bonds, and ADRs (American Depository Receipts)—and often times receive a greater tax benefit than you would receive as compared to selling the appreciated securities and then donating cash. Donations of appreciated securities are recorded as a charitable gift at the appreciated amount. Also, by donating appreciated securities you can avoid recording a capital gain in the security (assuming the investment has appreciated and that you have held the asset for more than one year). You should check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities. If you would like to donate securities you can initiate the transfer through your broker and request that the securities be transferred to:

Charles Schwab
Account Name: Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church
Account Number: 1399-0621
DTC #: 0164


Please contact Torrey McMurray at 865-291-5203 or torreymcmurray@cspc.net if you are considering this kind of gift so that we can understand how you would like this gift to be designated and send you a tax receipt in a timely manner.

For gifts of securities, please note that it may take four to five business days from the time your broker initiates a stock transfer to Cedar Springs until the settlement date when the proceeds are credited to CSPC's account and recognized as a gift.

Donor Advised Funds

You can make a gift to Cedar Springs via a Donor Advised Fund, such as Fidelity Charitable Giving. Please keep in mind that your tax receipt will be issued by the Fund, not CSPC. CSPC will include any Donor Advised Fund gifts on your contribution statement, under the 'non tax deductible' section. Please advise the Donor Advised Fund with the instruction of which fund (eg, General, Global Missions, Capital Campaign) the gift is intended.

Foundation

The Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Foundation was formed to facilitate the stewardship plans of Cedar Springs members and supporters by giving them an avenue to make gifts in coordination with their long-term financial plans. The Foundation can receive estate bequests, endowments, gifts through living trusts, memorials, and donations with specific use designations. Should you desire more information or wish to make a gift to the Cedar Springs Foundation, please contact Foundation Board Vice-President Julian Smiley at jesmiley20@gmail.com or 865-604-2755

Download Foundation Operating Guidelines  |  Download Foundation Investing Policy

Designated Gifts

In addition to contributing to the General Fund, you may also designate gifts to a number of specific funds such as:

  • Church Plant - Church of the Redeemer - Maryville
  • Disaster Relief Fund
  • Middle East Relief Fund
  • Europe Refugee Crisis

To contribute to a specific fund, simply select either the One-Time Donation or Recurring Donation buttons above and designate the amount you wish to give to appropriate account/fund after you log in.