In light of how much we have richly received in Christ, we believe that regular and generous giving is part of our worship to God. We call this ‘gospel-giving.’ We are not giving to ‘get’ something out of God, nor are we ‘tithing’ to check the box and fulfill a religious duty. Instead, our giving is driven by gratitude for the grace we have received, and an earnestness for the mission that lies before us in reaching our city with the gospel.
Rather than focusing on a ‘tithe’, the New Testament instead lays out three important principles when it comes to our money:
- Christians are to give joyfully (2 Corinthians 9:7)
- Christians are to give regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2)
- Christians are to give sacrificially (2 Corinthians 8:7-9)