It’s an investment in the spiritual growth of others and it can help us grow in our ability to see God at work in our lives. As followers of Jesus, we believe that everything we are and everything we have is a gift from God. We are called to glorify Him with our time, our talents, and our treasure. The scriptures encourage financial giving to support Bible teaching and caring for the poor.
Giving is an act of worship.
3 Ways to Give
1. Give Online
You can give online by clicking below. Be sure to select “Checking” as your payment type to get the most bang for your buck!
2. Text to Give
You can use your web-enabled phone to give by texting any dollar amount to 84321 (example: 10). You will then be walked through a secure process to donate that amount to Grace Bible Church (in this case, $10). Be sure to select “ACH” as your payment to help us avoid processing fees.
3. Give in Person
There are offering boxes located in the sanctuary, next to the main doors.
The Theology of Giving
Giving money to the church doesn’t give us more favor with God or guarantee that we will have financial success. It is simply a way that we can live out what we say that we believe: that God is our greatest treasure and that we are here to spend our lives in thankfulness to Him. Giving is a way to build trust in God’s provision, instead of what we think we can provide for ourselves. It is a way of investing in the Kingdom of Heaven for God’s glory instead of seeking to build our own kingdom for our own glory.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (ESV) Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Luke 16:13 (ESV) No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
How Your Money Will be Used
The leadership of Grace Bible Church is committed to being good stewards of the financial offering of our congregation. We print a summary of all giving in our Sunday bulletin and would be happy to answer any specific questions you may have about the finances of the church.
Here is a general breakdown of how our budget will be used:
- Global Outreach Partners: 10%
- Local Benevolence: 1%
- Local Ministry (GBC Ministry Expenses, Staff Salaries, etc.): 60%
- Operations & Future Building: 29%