Our money is inextricably linked to our worship both corporately and individually. As a body of believers, we worship corporately by contributing financially to our local church. We respond to God’s gifts and kindness by giving in return, so that the Gospel can continue to reach others through the work of the church—locally and globally. Individually, we worship by loving our family and others with our money. This may take the form of sharing your home and a meal with friends, sponsoring a child for an activity, or buying a bible for a coworker. Our whole lives are to be marked by worship—and how you use your money plays a role in this every day.
- Giving allows us to plant churches to spread the Gospel in other cities across the nation and around the world.
- Giving allows us to serve our local community.
- Giving allows us to provide for those in need.
- Giving allows us to gather together in a building weekly.
“Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:7-8