Tithes & Offerings
At Vista we believe that the Bible calls Christians to give a tithe, or a tenth of our income back to God to support the local church we are a part of, and therefore we do not ask visitors to give money to the church. Giving should be done as worship, with recognition of God's provision for us, understanding that we live in total dependence on Him for all that we have. Offerings are given above and beyond the Biblical requirement of the tithe and are brought as worship to God to further support His mission through the church.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7
How to Give
1) Pay With a Check
The best method is simply to write a check and give when the offering is taken after worship during our Sunday services, or by mailing it into the Vista Church office (3000 Broad St. Suite 107, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This way you can physically offer your tithe to God as worship each month.
2) Online Bill-Pay
If you find that you are regularly forgetting to write your tithe check each month, it can be a good option to use your bank's online bill-pay system.
Bill-pay allows your bank to mail a check directly to Vista. To set up bill-pay you should select the “pay an individual” option or set up a new payee. Here is the information your bank might require to set up bill-pay to Vista:
- Name (Payee Name): Vista Church
- Address (Payee Address): 3000 Broad St. Suite 107, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
If there is a space to enter a note or a message, you can simply put whether it’s a tithe or offering.
Below are some common bill-pay links. If you need more help, contact your bank to get set up.
Online Bill-Pay Registration Links
3) Online with Tithe.ly
The last option is giving through Tithe.ly on your desktop or mobile phone. This is a convenient way to give your tithe, but there is a small fee associated with transaction. So that all of the tithe goes to God through the local church it is being given, Tithe.ly has added a small check-box which allows the giver to cover the convenience fee.
How to Set Up Mobile Phone Giving with Tithe.ly
- Download App
- Setup Account
- Search for Vista Church
Tithe.ly Mobile App Links
Desktop Giving with Tithe.ly
You can give through Tithe.ly on your desktop here.
Vista Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible. You will receive an annual giving statement from Vista at the end of each year for yearly giving amounts greater than $100.