Tithes and Offerings to God
Scripture teaches all of us who are part of the Church to give—not out of obligation, but as an act of love and worship. Giving has been a part of worship, ordained by God, for as long as we have records of worship, whether corporate or personal. God blesses our gifts and uses them to accomplish His work in our midst, in our community, and in the world around us.
Ways to Give
We receive offerings during our services as a part of our worship together. But we can also mail in our gifts or send them online as acts of love and worship—and many people find this to be a better way for them to manage their giving.
Securely Give Online
Offerings given over the website are confidential and secure. Your information is held securely by an SSL-encrypted connection. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your annual record of contributions.
Offerings to God for
Giving is a vital part of spiritual living, formation, and maturity. It requires two things of us: faith and faithfulness.
Giving is an active expression of our faith. It recognizes God as our true Provider. It also affirms our confidence in His ability to supply all we need. It is an act of gratitude and dependence. And,it allows us to partner with God in His work through our church locally, regionally, and globally.
Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. It is not a casual or an occasional act. In 2 Corinthians 8-9, the Bible teaches we are to give willingly, generously, and cheerfully. Our pattern should reflect a regular and systematic plan.
Tithing Honors The Lord
Through the Scriptures, tithing is presented as a basis for our giving unto the Lord. Under the Old Covenant, the tithe—one tenth of what a person earned—belonged to God. Alms and offerings were given in addition to the tithe. Under the New Covenant, purchased by the blood of Jesus, we are a people who belong to Jesus completely, including all that we have. Jesus said that "none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions" (Luke 14:33 NASB). Our "rule" for giving now is the rule of love, generosity, obedience to Christ, and grateful hearts. The tithe is still a very good principle of where to begin with our giving unto the Lord, as we live as a people whose lives and possessions are always on the altar of Christ.
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.”—the words of Christ from Luke 6:38
"...we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”—Acts 20:35
Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—
see that you excel in this act of grace also." - 2 Corinthians 8:7 (ESV)