Tithe & Offering
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." -Romans 12:1 (NIV)
We believe that "the Christian life is an offering of one's self to God. In worship the people are presented with the costly self-offering of Jesus Christ, are claimed and set free by him, and are led to respond by offering to him their lives, their particular gifts and abilities, and their material goods."
Also, the offering of material goods in worship is a corporate act of self-dedication in response to God. It expresses thanksgiving to God, the giver of life and all goods, the redeemer from sin and evil. It is an affirmation by Christ's disciples of;
1. our commitment to be stewards in all creation.
2. our responsibility to share the Word with and to care for all people,
3. our desire to share God's gift with those whom believers are bound in the Church universal, and
4. our common bond in the body of Christ.
Giving is a personal matter. You should give cheerfully out of love for God who has given you everything (2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.)
There are many programs and services of the church that need your support, such as teaching our children and youth, family nights, missionary support, just to name a few. Pray about it and then step out in faith knowing that His work is being done. God will provide the resources by using His people as tools to complete that work.