"Now, he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will 'enlarge the harvest' of your righteousness." - 2 Corinthians 9:8,14
The example of giving described by Paul in this passage is an example of everyday people in an everyday church. The Macedonian’s everyday circumstance was characterized by affliction and poverty. Their not so everyday response to these circumstances though is the distinguishing characteristic of their church. The Macedonian Christian responded to God’s gift of grace by becoming givers themselves. We also can “enlarge the harvest” of our righteousness by learning and following these stewardship truths learned by our Macedonian friends.
- Give ourselves first to God (2 Corinthians 9:5)
- Prove the sincerity of our love for God through giving (2 Corinthians 9:8, 24)
- Understand that equal sacrifice begins with our attitude (2 Corinthians 9:12-14)
- Be an “on purpose” giver (2 Corinthians 9:3-4)
- Be a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7)
The Reason for Online Giving
Online giving provides the 21st century Christian the opportunity to establish a stewardship plan that is consistent, faithful, and convenient. Gifts made through the online giving channel will be handled with the same confidentiality and reporting accuracy as conventional giving channels.
The process is easy. You may designate gifts for the following purposes:
- General Fund: These contributions support the overall ministry program and operation of the church.
- Building Fund: These contributions support the capital improvement projects of the church as outlined in the 2007 Strategic Future Group Report.