Giving & Stewardship

We can express our gratitude to God for the grace we have received in Jesus Christ by giving generously to the work of his church. Giving with regularity is an opportunity to grow in our faith and obedience to God’s word.

In this section, The Session of Tenth Church offers guidance on the practical ways to give, shown on this page. Foundational to the ways we give is a biblical understanding of stewardship, for which we offer Stewardship Resources, written by our teaching and ruling elders over many decades.

Note that a new giving policy was adopted by Session to take effect in August 2020.

To give online:

Give Online Set Up & Manage Recurring Giving

How Can I Give?

Bring Your Offering

This is the way many give. You can write a check or give cash. It is helpful if you use offering envelopes. If you do not have them and would like some, email Melissa

 Please remember to designate your gift to:

  • Church Ministry (salaries, utilities, insurance, etc.)
  • Outreach (supporting our partners in the US and overseas)
  • Building Improvement (major repairs and improvements)
  • Deacons’ Fund
  • 2016 Capital Campaign

The budgeted proportions are:

  • Church Ministry 64%
  • Outreach 30%
  • Building Improvement 6%

You can drop your gift in the offering plate or deposit it in one of the oak boxes near the doors of the sanctuary. Gifts deposited in the oak boxes will go to the Project of the Month unless otherwise designated. 

Mail or Deliver a Check

There may be times when it is more convenient for you to mail or deliver your gift to Tenth. Gifts are normally processed at the beginning of the week. At the end of the year, the envelope postmark will be used to date gifts. Mailing address: Attention: Accounting, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714.

Online Giving

Secure on-line giving is available through AccessTenth.  You can setup either recurring or one time giving via transfer from your bank account.  In order to manage your recurring giving online, you must have an AccessTenth account.  If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact Melissa. To set up transfers through your bank’s website, please read below.

Online Bill Payment

Your bill payment service, usually available through your bank, can process regular weekly or monthly gifts to Tenth in addition to one-time gifts. They will mail checks directly to: Attention: Accounting, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714. Contact Sara Park with any questions.

Employer Matching

Speak to your Human Resource Department and ask if matching gifts are available and how they work.

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

You can save capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value for gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have been held for more than twelve months and have appreciated in value. Direct any questions to Douglas Baker.

Charitable IRA Rollover

The charitable IRA rollover is a special provision allowing certain donors to exclude from taxable income—and count toward their required minimum distribution—certain transfers of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets that are made directly to charities, including Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Appreciated Real Estate

Consider donating real estate that has appreciated in value or placing it in a trust and retaining the use of the property for life. There can be significant capital gains tax savings as well as a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property if it has been held for more than twelve months.

Gift of Insurance

You can donate an existing insurance policy or name Tenth Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary to a new or existing policy.

Gifts in Kind

Your gifts of building materials or supplies can be valuable toward specific projects.  Please, though, make sure that your gift is useful to our ministry.  Direct any questions to Douglas Baker.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a gift vehicle that falls in the category of Planned Giving. A contract between a donor and Tenth Presbyterian Church whereby the donor transfers cash or property in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income. When the donor dies, Tenth keeps the gift. For more information email Clive Stockdale.

Planned Giving

Consider leaving a portion of your estate to Tenth.  Email Dave Hanrahan for assistance with this planning.