We believe that giving is an expression of worship and obedience to return to God a portion of what he has asked us to manage. God tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6–7, “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” God calls us to bring our tithes and offerings for use in His kingdom.
While many of our members choose to participate in this act of worship and obedience during our Sunday morning service, we also offer additional giving opportunities for those who are not able or prefer not to give during the service.
Three Ways to Give
Simply place cash or check into the collection plate on Sunday mornings during the 11:00 am Worship.
Tithes and Offerings
What is the difference between tithes and offerings? The word tithe literally means 10%, so a tithe is the first 10% of your income. This was often called the first fruit of the income. This meant that the first part of one’s income was set aside to God as an act of worship and trust in the God who provides. An offering is a gift that is given above and beyond 10%.
In Malachi 3:10, God says this: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”
Yes, it absolutely counts. Those who prefer to give in the offering plate on Sunday mornings may still continue to give that way. However, making an online gift is also an act of worship in which we support the work of the gospel through a local church.
Yes, it is very safe. The online giving link connects you with our online giving provider. Our Officers have personally tested the system.
You can give online from your bank account or through a debit or credit card. However, we would discourage the use of credit cards for two reasons. First, and most importantly, we urge you not to go into debt to make a contribution. Second, the church incurs a 2-3% charge on all credit card donations, depending on which card you use.
As the donor, you will not pay any fees with an online gift. However, the church does incur a small fee for processing. It is more cost effective for the church if online donations are set up as bank account transfer rather than a debit card. And it is much more cost effective for us for you to use a debit card than a credit card.
Yes, the system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to process from your bank account or debit card. For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly or monthly.
A note about Recurring Contributions: Should you want to make changes to your recurring contribution, including stopping them, simply send an email to [email protected] requesting them to stop the current payment schedule. Once you receive confirmation that has occurred, then you can go in the system and set up your new schedule/amount.
No. You will have to enter your information for your banking account or card initially. After the first time, for a bank transfer you will simply enter in the last four digits of your checking account and for a debit/credit card you will enter in the security code from the back of the card and zip code.