“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
Giving is a vital part of spiritual formation and maturity. It requires two things of us:
Faith - Giving is an active expression of my faith. It recognizes God as my True Provider. It affirms my confidence in His ability to supply all I need. It is an act of gratitude and dependence and allows me to partner with God and His work through my church and in the world.
Obedience - Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. It is not a casual or occasional thing. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, the Bible teaches us to give willingly, generously and cheerfully. Our giving pattern should reflect a regular and systematic plan. In Malachi 3:10, we learn God's standard of the tithe—the first tenth being set apart in all of my earnings as a gift to God. In Matthew 23:23, we find the words of Jesus teaching us that tithing is something we should do. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided for us.
With these two principles in mind, the opportunity to give online is available to prioritize and expedite your personal plan for giving.
You can prioritize giving in your budget.
The Bible indicates that giving is to be a first and not a last or leftover matter in life. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the pressures of expenses and billing cycles.
You can increase your faithfulness.
Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home, or pledged to double it in the future? Had times where you have fallen behind because of travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness.
You can help your church.
Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers.
As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and an example for others to follow.
Church Budget – This is a primary source of giving. This is your tithe which covers day to day ministry costs, salaries and benefits, and facility operations.
Missions – In order to support missionaries and worldwide outreach, we have provided online giving opportunities to reach people around the world.
Completing The Miracle – These gifts go to help pay off our permanent Worship Center.
Designated – You may designate your gifts to go to a specific ministry area of your choice.