Give in Person or Online
Perhaps you have never considered the opportunity that you have to support gospel ministry work through your financial giving. We have a time during our Sunday service for an offering collection as well as an online avenue for giving.
One-time or automatic giving can be done through our online community, Church Community Builder. Once you have signed up, you will be able to login securely and set up one-time or automatic giving from your preferred financial account. It is also here that your personalized annual giving statement can be downloaded for reporting purposes.
Giving is a Part of Our Worship
When we have our minds and hearts set upon Jesus, it changes everything about the giving of our lives and resources. The death and resurrection of Jesus represent the most generous gift ever given — when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God. Giving cheerfully, sacrificially, and consistently to this King is a part of our worship. In fact, Scripture is clear that an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ will find expression in the faithful use of our resources for His purposes.
To help us better understand this responsibility, the Bible helps us understand that we are to be good stewards.
The reality of stewardship
The faithful use of our resources begins with a stark realization: God owns everything! All that we have comes from him, and therefore we don’t really own anything; we are merely stewards - overseers or managers - over things that belong to God. (Psalm 50:10-12)
The purpose of stewardship
In addition to meeting our physical needs, God provides material resources to further the work of his kingdom through the local church. Throughout salvation history, God has called his people to support his work through giving. (Genesis 14:20; Deuteronomy 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 9:13-14).
The character of stewardship
The faithful use of our resources is not only commanded by God; it is in fact an undeniable indicator of our spiritual health. Moreover, what we actually do with our money reveals where our heart truly is. Materialism, selfishness, greed, hoarding, anxiety over money—all of these reveal that our trust lies not in God but in money. In the same way, generosity and faithfulness reveal that our trust is in God—by such things we confess that God, not our possessions, is the source of our life. (Luke 16:11-13; Matthew 6:19-21)
The Motives of Stewardship
Here is a sampling of the motives and attitudes that Scripture commands in the area of giving:
- Giving is to be generous, not stingy (2 Corinthians 9:6).
- Giving is to be enthusiastic, not grudging (2 Corinthians 9:7).
- Giving is to be deliberate, not haphazard (2 Corinthians 9:7).
- Giving is to be discreet, not showy (Matthew 6:1-4).