As with all things in the life of the Christian, the practice of Christian giving and generosity should be in line with what the Scriptures reveal on the topic. To that end, we would direct you to meditate on four specific passages from the New Testament as you consider your giving: Matthew 6:1-4, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8:9-15 and 9:6-7.
A survey of these particular passages will reveal the basic principles we follow for Christian giving, summarized here:
For All Christians
The Bible says giving is an expectation of every believer. Jesus said, “when you give,” not “if you give.” (Matt 6:2)
In accordance with our means
Our giving is to be in line with the means of an individual or family. (2 Corinthians 8:12, 1 Corinthians 16:2)
Giving is to be done cheerfully and willingly, not grudgingly or under compulsion. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Followers of Jesus should practice sacrificial giving, noting that sacrifice looks very different for different households. God is not honoured by the amount, but by the sacrifice.
As an act of worship
The Bible teaches that our giving should be an act of worship, not for the end of being admired by others, but with the motivation to glorify God and serve his people and mission. (Matt 6:1, 1 Corinthians 16:2)
As a response to grace
The generosity we practice in our lives is simply done as a worshipful response to that which has been done for us. Giving as a generous, worshipful response is tied to the generosity of God in the way he has given the mostly costly gift. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Give online using our secure server. Create an account on Church Center to save credit cards, set up recurring donations, and review your giving history. Our online giving page accepts most major credit cards, and is processed securely.
You can give in person before or after a gathering on Sunday by visiting the Give Table. We accept all forms of giving, including cash, cheque, debit, or credit, with terminals at the Give Table for your convenience.
To set up automatic, monthly giving directly from your bank account, please pick up an authorization form from the Give Table on a Sunday or request a form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you aren’t able to make it to one of our Sunday gatherings and prefer not to give online, feel free to mail your gift to:
Christ City Church
5887 Prince Edward Street