West Side is committed to using funds given to fuel ministry. Beyond just what happens at our campus, we also partner with local and global mission partners to see the Kingdom grow here and around the world. The annual budget is subjected to a congregational affirmation process. West Side finances are overseen by our elders and records are audited annually to insure the highest levels of integrity with all spending.

The word tithe literally means, one-tenth. The practice of tithing goes back to some of the earliest practices of believers in the Bible and was also affirmed by Jesus in the New Testament. For teachings from West Side on the practice of personal generosity, check out our teaching page.

There are multiple ways you can give to West Side.

  • Visit wschurch.org/give or the give tab in our app.
  • Text any amount to 217-718-2043.
  • Drop off a gift an offering box on campus or mail a check to:
    2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Contact our Director of Finance, Brenda Lavin, to discuss any other forms of giving.

  • Credit/Debit card giving is available through our electronic giving partner, Kindrid.
    Kindrid also offers text to give by texting any amount to 217-718-2043.
  • Bank ACH (from a checking or savings account) is supported through Kindrid as well as through our enrolling in e-giving.
  • Checks can be dropped off in the offering boxes on our campus, or mailed to:
    2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Cash can be dropped off in the offering boxes on our campus.

Setting up a recurring e-gift through your bank account allows West Side to receive funds electronically without any processing fees. You can enroll at wschurch.org/give/e-giving.

Many Westsiders choose to give through methods like stocks, property, Donor Advised Funds (DAF), Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), cryptocurrency, and more! We value your commitment to being generous with God’s work through West Side and encourage you to reach out to our Director of Finance, Brenda Lavin, to get set up!

Yes, we support scheduled giving through multiple systems and encourage you to use the solution that best fits your needs.

  • WSCC E-Giving: works with your bank account information to set a schedule for your gift to be transferred to West Side automatically.
  • Kindrid Scheduled Giving: allows you to schedule gifts to West Side automatically on any schedule through your payment card or bank account. Since this is set up through a 3rd party service, West Side does have processing fees which is covered by West Side.
  • Set up a recurring payment through your bank account. Most online bill pay systems allow you to schedule payments, those can be directed towards: West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702.
If you need help with any of these, please contact our Director of Finance, Brenda Lavin.

Outside of a few select opportunities each year, we try to keep things simple by managing all our giving through a single fund. You can however, designate gifts as memorials in memory of those who have passed at wschurch.org/memorials.

Twice a year we send statements with your giving history, but we can always accommodate requests outside of those periods. Contact our Director of Finance, Brenda Lavin, for help.