Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why a Special Offering?

As part of God’s plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2023. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather is to position us to make a greater impact in our community, in our church and around the world in the coming year.

Q: What’s the difference between the regular offering and this Special Offering?

The regular Journey offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that we set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This Special Offering is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith. The special offering should be over and above what you regularly give.

Q: How much should I give?

Since the goal is $39,800, this Special Offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Many in our church can give a $1,000, $2,000 or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $500. Some may not be able to give much right now because of a lost job or wages.  Others can give more to help make up that difference. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice.  What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?

Q: Why is the goal so large?

We are a church that dares to dream big dreams for God. The ministries and opportunities supported by this offering are BIG – supporting global and U.S. missionaries, planting churches, assisting the poor and needy, funding the 2023 Benevolence Ministry, upgrading technology for our growing church.  Big dreams require big faith and big funding.  The accomplishment of these big dreams will be determined by your gifts to this Special Offering.

Q: When should I give?

The best time to give will be the first Sunday after you receive this packet. Please pray about making your best gift on that day. However, you can continue to give until January 31, 2023.

Please use the STEP UP area on the offering envelopes or include a note designating that your gift is for the Special Offering. Remember, consistent gifts over time add up – a person giving $50 per week over a ten-week period will give $500 to the Special Offering.

Q: Can I give online, by PayPal, text and other ways?

Yes to all! When you give online at you can give by credit or debit. Simply select STEP UP Special Offering under the “Fund” drop-down menu.

You will also find information there about how to give by PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp – just designate your gift in the memo line as “STEP UP.”

To give by text any amount plus the word Step to the number (561) 420-0606  (i.e. 250 Step to give $250).

Q: Can I Give Via Bank Check or Through Auto-Debit?

Yes. Just use your bank online payment option to send a check directly to the church office at:

The Journey Church
2200 NW Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Simply mark in the memo area that your gift is for the STEP UP Special Offering. If you would like to make a special, one-time auto-debit over and above your regular giving, simply call 561.420.0606 x200 or email [email protected] – it’s simple and easy.

Q: Can I make in-kind gifts of stocks or bonds?

Of course! Since The Journey is a 501c3 organization there can be tremendous tax benefits for you by giving in-kind gifts. For information on this type of giving, simply go to, call 561.420.0606 x200 or email [email protected].

Q:  Are my gifts tax-deductible?

All gifts to The Journey, whether via the regular offering or this Special Offering, are completely tax-deductible. Your gift will be deductible in the tax year given (i.e., gifts given in 2022 will be deductible on your 2022 taxes).

Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you for your tax purposes. You are not required to use a tax-deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.

Q:  How did we arrive at a goal of $39,800?

The $39,800 goal was prayerfully set by The Journey Pastoral Team. It is a God-sized goal that can only be accomplished through 100% participation and sacrificial giving by our Journey attenders and members. Since we are expecting God to bless this Special Offering, it has been determined that any amount over and above our goal will be divided equally between Missions and Ministry Advancement.

Q:  How will I know if we reach our goal?

Please pray for God’s guidance as we all give sacrificially. You will be updated on our giving progress through the This Sunday @ The Journey weekly email updates and during the Online Sunday services. Reaching this goal will be a celebration of what we can do together as we stretch our faith under God’s leadership.

Have additional questions?  Contact Pastor Jason at [email protected] or call 561.420.0606 x310.