Congregation at Duke Chapel

Giving


The Congregation at Duke Chapel is entirely supported by the financial gifts of its members and friends. The Congregation, which receives no income from Duke University or any endowments, is financially and organizationally distinct from Duke Chapel.

Read our letter from the Stewardship and Finance Committee.

Our Money in Action

A church, just like any organization, must responsibly manage its resources. The Congregation creates and approves a budget as our guide in using our financial gifts to achieve our goals as a Christian congregation. What is shown below outlines how the Congregation uses those resources. Pastoral and staff salary packages have been allocated to program areas based on responsibilities. The budgeted expense for the current year is set at $387,185.

an activity subsidized by Christian Education

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

In the Bible, we are reminded about how important learning and teaching is, especially for the young. This portion of our Budget provides for that teaching: children’s classes, youth ministry, adult education opportunities, and retreats for all ages.
an activity supported by Mission and Outreach

MISSION AND OUTREACH

Outreach is the heart of our Congregation, through which our treasure is sent out to do God’s work in the world. We support local missions through grants, serve dinners at the local shelter, and provide support to Habitat for Humanity. We also reach out to the world through worldwide mission by supporting African children and missionaries in China.
  $118K $79K $64K $28K $98K

CONGREGATION CARE

A portion of our gifts cover outreach specifically to congregation members: fellowship events, outreach to those in a time of need, our newsletter, our stewardship drive, the organization of special worship services, and our annual luncheon. an activity subsidized by Congregation Care

CHAPEL SUPPORT

As we worship each Sunday in Duke Chapel, few realize the dozens of details that go into making the service speak to each of us such as the preparation of the communion table, the nursery for the little ones, children's activity bags, music and prayer ministries, and the Christmas Eve services. an activity subsidized by Chapel Support

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

In many ways this is the “nuts and bolts” or machinery that keeps our Congregation running smoothly, including out website development, office expenses, financial services, insurance, and parking subsidies for our staff. an activity subsidized by Administration

Ways to Give

If you wish to financially support the ministries of The Congregation at Duke Chapel there are several ways you may do so.

Sunday Offering

To support the Congregation, place checks made out to "The Congregation at Duke Chapel" or cash enclosed in an envelope marked "Congregation" in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship. Other undesignated gifts received in the offering plates support the programs of Duke University Chapel or special mission projects as announced.

Mail

You are welcome to mail a gift to the Congregation at any time using the following address:
    The Congregation at Duke University Chapel
    Box 90974
    Durham, NC 27708-0974

Online Banking

If you use online banking, you may set up one-time or recurring donations through the bill payment service offered by your bank or credit union. Please direct the gift to the mailing address above.

Debit or Credit Card

If you wish to make a donation by way of a debit or credit card, you may do so via our service provider.

IRA Distribution

A charitable distribution made directly from an IRA to the Congregation may qualify for favorable tax treatment. Contact your financial or tax advisor for specific requirements.

Securities

The gift of appreciated securities is most often in the form of common stock or mutual funds. Such a gift is a valuable way to benefit the Congregation and for you to receive tax benefits based on the fair market value of the assets.

Planned Giving

A bequest enables you to provide significant support to the Congregation when you no longer need financial assets. Naming the Congregation as a beneficiary on life insurance policies is also an option. Speak with your financial or legal advisor about including the Congregation in your will or similar documents.


FY 2017-2018 Financial Statement

  YTD Actual (through November) Budget
Donations $120,228 $350,000
Other income $983 $1,800
Restricted assets released $960  
Total income $122,172 $351,800
     
Expense $184,066 $387,185
Net income ($61,894) ($35,385)
General fund contributions received during first five months of prior and current fiscal years $0 2016-2017 2017-2018 $100K $200K $300K $400K
Empowerment contributions received during first five months of fiscal year $0 $10K $20K $30K $40K $50K