GIVING

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“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

Why do we give?

God Himself is a giver. He gave the earth and all that is in existence. When His creation chose to discount His gift He even went on to give His life to satisfy the price for creation’s rebellion. When Jesus Christ rose from the grave he gave eternal life to all who will believe in him. If we are to try and be like Jesus we should live as givers also.

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it…” —Psalm 24:1. He is not in need of our gifts. As stewards of His resources we give back to Him a part of what he has given to us as an act of worship. We are a grateful people and recognize that even the part we do not give back is His.

As God has blessed us we bless Him by providing for the work He has set before us and to so that His storehouse would be full.

“But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge,
in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you excel in this grace of giving.”

-2 Corinthians 8:7

How can I give?

There are several ways that you can give to God’s work here at Park Lake. You can give by cash or check on Sundays in a Sunday School class or in Worship, you can mail a check to the church offices or use the bill pay feature of your online banking. You can also give online using the link at the top of this page and a debit/checking card. We do not accept tithes charged to credit cards.

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More about giving…

What is a tithe?

We believe that we are to follow God’s call (both Old and New Testament) for generosity. “Tithe” means “tenth” or 10 percent. We tithe this because

  1. Giving of our firsts involves faith–the essential ingredient to bring God pleasure, and
  2. It is the first part of empowering freedom through our resources to live life abundantly.

In Malachi 3:8-10 God speaks to His people, “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ In tithes and offerings …Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

What is an offering?

We believe that we are stewards of what God has given us. Therefore, we see tithing as giving God back what is His already (giving our first 10% in faith frees up the 90% to go further than the 100%). Giving beyond this is a further response to our love for God. This type of sacrificial giving is over and above and should also be done with cheerfulness.

Financial Support is not about giving us your money, it is about what God can do through a group of people who are united in their love and commitment to Him.