Giving reflects a grateful heart that wants to give back to God a portion of what He has blessed us with. It is our opportunity to show God that He is first in our lives and that He is the owner of our finances by giving back to Him the first of what He has given to us.
The Bible teaches that we should (1) give regularly, (2) give proportionally, (3) give sacrificially, and (4) give cheerfully.
GIVE REGULARLY1 CORINTHIANS 16:2
“On the first day of each week , you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.”
GIVE PROPORTIONALLYMATTHEW 23:23
10% of our income – which is called tithing. “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law – justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.”
GIVE SACRIFICIALLYMARK 12:43-44
“Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”
GIVE CHEERFULLY2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-7
“Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your own heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
In our digital age when people are increasingly paying bills and conducting commerce online, Integrity Life Church offers online giving to those interested. You can give in the service, by mail, or through our website; however you feel led. The technology that permits online transactions via debit cards or credit cards makes no distinction between the two.
We strongly urge no one to give on their credit card unless they are able to pay it off each month and avoid going into debt. However you choose to pay is an issue of personal conscience and we leave that between you and God.