Why we Give
Giving tithe and offerings is part of Christian stewardship that includes our time, talent, abilities, and our money. One commentator wrote, "Properly understood, stewardship is the responsive practice of human beings tending to what has been placed in their care by God…[stewardship] is something people do because God has first done something to and for them…[it] is the peculiar response that human beings can make to the Creator who has…blessed them." (1)
Christian stewardship is not just about money, but it includes our money and what we do with the resources God has blessed us with. We give in obedience to God's word concerning our fiances as an act of worship, for Jesus said where our treasure is there will our heart be also. Our giving testifies to the value we place on what God has done for us and the ministry He has planted us in, and empowers our church to meet the needs of the ministry.
Ways to Give
Tithe and offerings are generally received during Sunday morning worship, with the opportunity to celebrate the bringing our our "firstfruits" with a wave offering to God and fellowship with one another. There are also offering boxes on either side at the back of the sanctuary where tithe and offerings may be placed. Giving may also be done through using the swipe machine in the Foyer or through PayPal by clicking the button below.
(1) James Hudnut-Beumler, Generous Saints: Congregations Rethinking Ethics and Money (Herndon, Virginia: The Alban Institute, 1999), 54.