There are multiple ways for you to give. Each method allows for God’s work to be done as you are faithful to his calling to give back.
1. To get started, click on the Give Online button. (Opens in a new window.)
2. If it’s your first time to give, be sure to click on the Create Profile button, then
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule recurring contributions.
About Giving Online
You can use electronic fund transfer, debit card, or credit card. We do not encourage debt for the purpose of giving. Credit card giving is provided as a convenience for those who fully pay their monthly statements. Gifts can be one-time or set up for regular intervals; it’s flexible and simple. We utilize an encrypted secure website for online giving. We do incur a cost for offering this convenience. If you are able, please consider adding 3% to your donation amount to defray the cost of credit/debit card giving and 2% for direct debit/ACH payments.
Why Give Online
When you sign up to give a recurring gift online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9) and online giving can help you do that. Instead of having to think about writing a check during a service, remember your envelope, or catching-up if you miss a Sunday — you can set up online giving for recurring gifts or use it to give a specific gift when you are able.
How Much Should I Give?
“Giving has always been a mark of Christian commitment and discipleship. The ways in which a believer uses God’s gifts of material goods, personal abilities, and time should reflect a faithful response to God’s self-giving in Jesus Christ and Christ’s call to minister to and share with others in the world. Tithing is a primary expression of the Christian discipline of stewardship.”
“Those who follow the discipline of Christian stewardship will find themselves called to lives of simplicity, generosity, honesty, hospitality, compassion, receptivity, and concern for the earth and God’s creatures.”
“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.” Sourced from the Book of Order.
This is a goal of giving, not a requirement. As said in 2 Corinthians 8:12 “For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have.” Ultimately is it up to you to give as you see freely, as Christ gave freely to us.
http://nikkijaynepapery.com/2016/07/ How much is tithing?
The tithe is the first 10% of your income. Usually 10% of the gross (before taxes, insurance etc) of your income, however, some may choose to use 10% of net income (after taxes, insurance etc).
Wait! What’s the difference between tithing and offerings?
A tithe is an amount (a percentage of your income) and an offering is anything given beyond that, but not in place of the tithe.