ONLINE GIVING

 

You may make a donation online

You can use the button to the right to make your donation online. We give thanks to God always for all of you constantly mentioning you in our prayers (1 Thessalonians 1:2). 


2018 Pledge

 
Scroll down to access the online pledge form for 2018. Or you can click the image to the right to access the form. 

What is a tithe?

What is an offering?

Why should I tithe?

A tithe is a tenth part of our increase. Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures (commonly called the Old Testament), God had commanded the people to offer a tithe of their increase as a way of honoring God and remembering the poor of the community. It was to be the “first fruits” of the harvest; the remainder of all we have is a gift of God.
 
Today, a tithe is still 10% of our increase. It is the way we can break the cycle of greed and self-centered spending in order to remember that God is the giver and the one to whom we offer our first gifts. 
An offering is any gift that we offer to God. Usually, these are considered to be the gifts that we offer above the tithe as a means of offering greater service to the world. Once the tithe has been given to God’s service in the church, we are then called to exercise greater generosity to other organizations and charities that tug at our heartstrings. 
 
Once our baseline giving has been established as a baseline of our faith (the tithe), we are often stretched to offer further giving to make a greater impact in the world. 

The ultimate truth is this: God doesn’t want anything from us. God wants something for us. The greatest way to experience the giving and generous nature of God is to practice giving and generosity. For the Judeo-Christian tradition, the tithe is the place to begin.
For further conversation about these or other topics, feel free to contact our pastors