Interac e-Transfer is a convenient way to send money directly from your bank account to The Gathering Windsor. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution, and you can send a donation to us with an email address and a bank account in Canada — without sharing any personal financial information.
Once you are set to send your donation, please use the following email address:
*Please include your name and email address/cell phone in the note section of the E-Transfer for the first time making a donation*
Push Pay is a safe and secure method of online giving that we have used since 2017. If you are on mobile, you can use the QR code below.
If you prefer to give in person, you can give cash or cheque in the multiple offering baskets located in the Worship Centre.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the ministries of The Gathering!
You are welcome to use cash, cheques (payable to The Gathering), or our convenient online giving option
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the General Fund?
The General Fund of The Gathering covers all general expenses related to personnel, ministry, equipment, worship events, etc. This is the “bread and butter” fund in our church which requires faithful, regular, sustained giving in order for our church to function properly. Unless you specify that you want part of your offering to go to a designated fund (described below), it will be placed in the General Fund.
DISCLAIMER: Any surplus monies remaining after the necessary funds have been raised for the designated program will be used to further the general charitable purposes of the charity.
We want to be a church that cares for its own people. From time to time there are special needs that arise within the body that require some financial assistance. The benevolence fund at The Gathering helps us do this with dignity, discretion and confidentiality. We receive a benevolence offering at most of our communion services. This offering will typically take place after communion is observed, and you are welcome to add “benevolence” to your offering envelope designation if you wish. What we can do together, on a monthly basis, none of us could do all at once.
Local Church Planting
We want to be a church-planting church! We want to have a part in planting churches in Windsor-Essex and we are building a reserve fund from which we can draw funds as needed for local church planting efforts.
We take a special offering for local initiatives such as The Melo Clinic & Pregnancy Centre, Safe Families, Prison Fellowship Canada. A portion is also sent to our denomination's (Canadian National Baptist Convention) Great Commission Offering (GCO), giving that goes to serve church planting, missions and missionaries in Canada, and around the globe. Although we take the offering at Easter, donors are welcome to contribute to this fund at any time.
We also receive a Christmas Offering in the month of December that enhances the efforts of the Compassion Child and Global Serve International in reaching people with the Good News of Jesus Christ in other parts of the world. Although we take the offering in December, donors are welcome to contribute to this fund at any time.
Missions teams sent from The Gathering to assist organizations or missionaries will be self-funded. Therefore, the “mission teams” fund will be used for administrative purposes for short-term mission team ministry.
CNBC GCO – Great Commission Offering
The Great Commission Offering (GCO) changes lives forever by empowering career missionaries, mission volunteers and church planters to bring the Gospel to the lost. Because of the generosity of Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) churches, we can make an impact here in Canada and all over the world.
"We must fight covetousness almost every day. And God has appointed an antidote: giving! He tests us again and again: what do we desire most—the advancement of His name or 10% security and comfort and fun? As Jesus says, You know where your heart is by where your treasure is.
[Giving] is one of God's great antidotes to covetousness."