The simple answer is we believe everything we have comes from God in the first place. We give because we believe God has entrusted us to be leaders for hope in our church and our community. We desire to be an open-handed church and give both faithfully and generously.
Giving acknowledges God as the giver of everything we have (James 1:17).
Giving reflects our trust that God will provide for us (Matthew 6:19-24).
Giving allows us to be active participants in God's work on earth (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
How much we give is not what is most important. In the Old Testament the Bible teaches that a guideline for giving is called the tithe (Leviticus 27:30). That is giving 10% of what we earn back to God. Paul expands on the purpose of giving in the New Testament, and that it has to do with our hearts.
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7
What you decide to give is completely between you and God, and is not an easy step if you have never given regularly or ever at all. If this is a new step for you, start at 10% or take time and pray and decide in your heart. Either way, our desire is that we grow in our understanding and dependence on the Lord.
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