Giving to God
"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
-- 2 Corinthians 9:7
Giving financially to God's purposes is one of the greatest opportunities He has given us. People who give freely do so with great joy because they know that it gives them freedom from the love of stuff and materialism. God loves a cheerful giver because He knows that giving is one of the great things that sets the human heart aright. He knows that He will take care of us - we just need to be faithful!
Many CCC attenders have discovered the joy of giving as the Bible teaches: generously, joyfully and sacrificially. Most give on Sunday mornings when the offering plates are passed as an act of worship. Now, I'd like to introduce another key way you can give as God leads you: eTithe.
These days, many people pay their bills online. Carrying a checkbook or large amounts of cash can be a hassle. The opportunity to give at church may come and go - not because your heart is not in the right place, but because the mechanism does not work for you. I'd encourage anyone who does online bill paying to consider e-tithing. Here are a few reasons:
1) Consistency / The verse above encourages us to give what we decided in our heart with forethought and discipline. eTithing helps you to give what you have decided to give without missing a week/month.
2) Convenience / Once it is set up, you don't have to worry about remembering. Your faithfulness is automatic. You can also choose weekly, bimonthly, monthly or any pattern that makes sense for you.
3) Peace of mind / You can decide in advance what you would give and know that it happens without worry. God will be pleased with your heart of faithfulness and your desire to worship Him in the way you use the resources He has given you.
Thanks so much for your faithful giving to CCC. Your giving empowers ministry in the city and around the world. Thousands upon thousands of lives are different by Christ's power because you give. God is honored and we are grateful!
Want to sign up for eTithe? Click here.