Giving Luke 6:38 38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure — pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” The Cheerful Giver But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudglingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 What We Believe About Giving The word “tithe”, meaning 10% of our first fruits, comes from the old testament. God set down the guidlines for tithing to cause us to recognize His ownership of everthing, on a regular basis, as well as to teach us, as believers, to put Him first in our lives. “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine” Proverbs 3:9-10. When you give your tithe, you are giving back to God what is already His, what is expected, what is required -Malachi 3:8-9. In giving an offering, you are giving a gift to God from a heart of love, over and above the tithe. The tithe is an act of obedience; the offering is a statement of love. God has blessed our lives in countless ways. Giving back to Him, whether in tithes or offerings, is a privilege which should cause believers to overflow with thankfulness for all of His many blessings. God gives us a challenge and a promise – “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this, says the Lord of Hosts, (The Challenge) if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (The Promise) Malachi 3:10. God says He will bless you if you tithe – as He commands, through faith in Him and in His word. He also says by not tithing you are robbing Him and He will withhold His blessings. Your Contribution Will Help Spread Christ’s Message of Salvation, Hope and Healing Whether you bring your tithes as a step of obedience or contribute to a ministry as an act of generosity, your money will result in lives being changed. Your contributions will help spread Christ’s message of salvation, hope and healing to so many people and places – around the corner and around the world. If you are ready to make a difference; if you’re ready to influence the world for Christ – this is your opportunity. Just click on the “Donate” button above and you can give online. Online Payment Options PayPal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover FAQs for Credit Card Transactions Q: If I give online will I still receive a year-end contribution statement from the church? A: Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address. Q: Do I have the option of giving to different funds online? A: Yes, there is a place for you to designate your giving – such as Tithes, Offerings, Children’s Ministry, Benevolence, Christmas Island, Missions, etc. Q: Will I be able to get an online giving receipt at the time I make a contribution? A: Yes,once your donation is complete, you will have the option to print a receipt Q: After giving on line, do I need to place a transaction receipt in the weekly offerings for my contributions be recorded? A: No, the church will get this information online. You don’t need to provide any additional information after making an online contribution.