Time is one of our most valuable resources. By giving our time and talents, we are choosing to invest in God's Kingdom. This investment is as much a gift to God as when we give him our money. Giving your time is possibly even more of a gift, because you are connecting and serving people he loves deeply. Joining a team can be a great way to practice your God-given talents & spiritual gifts to the benefit of our community.
WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE - NOT THEIR MONEY. If you are a guest with us, we don't expect you to give financially to our church's mission. We think that giving is for those who say, "This is my church family and I want to invest in how God is using us for His Kingdom."
The word "tithe" literally means a tenth or ten percent. Giving ten percent of your income isn't giving something to God or to this church. It's giving back to God what was His to begin with, and it's investing in the church community God has called you to join.
Tithing reminds us our money is not our hope or our security. It also reminds us that God is the good giver, and he has given us everything we have. By tithing, we sew a portion of what we have been given back into God's Kingdom through the church family we are a part of.
All that we have, and all we hope to have, comes from God. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to put God first in our lives, not money.
"Investing Extravagantly" is anything you choose to give beyond 10%. In Malachi 3:10, God says:
"Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams."
Giving extravagantly is a chance for you to be extravagantly generous, just like God is towards us. You can give additional financial gifts to the general fund, or invest in a specific project we support like Friends Missionaries, InFocus Pure Water, Quaker Cove Camp & Retreat Center and more. To designate where your investment goes, type the name in the "private message" box on the giving page.
Remember, God has blessed us to be a blessing.