2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written,
“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
There are many ways to give to the Church
1. Mail in your envelope
2. Drop it off in the secured mailbox on 1st avenue by the doors
3. Give online
Yes. All financial information is kept confidential and secured at a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards. It is the highest possible rating one can get in the electronic payment processing industry.
Yes there is a fee to the church to process online payments. By using your bank account information the fee is lower than if you were to use a credit card to process your gift.
There is the option to add the fee to your giving to keep more of your gift within the church.
Yes. You can download the Tithe.ly app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store for free.
The online giving platform, Tithe.ly accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. They also take ACH bank transfers (E-check).
Yes. You can choose if you want your gift to go to the Current Expenses, Building Fund - Our Debt, Building Fund - Major Maintenance, Organ Fund, or Missions.
Yes. First choose General Fund and then in the comments type which account or ministry you would like to give to.
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