THIS GRACIOUS ACT OF GIVING
Since you excel in so many ways in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love for us I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
2 Corinthians 8:7
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
At Generations Church we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical foundation for our giving.
The giving of tithes and offerings is worship to Jesus Christ and is an expression of the relationship between the individual giver and the Lord. Funds are not “income only,” they are worship, and must not be considered as a business transaction, but as an expression of gratitude toward God.
Someone once said, “there’s no problem money can’t fix.” We’re pretty sure that’s not entirely true, but what is true is that most of us deal with at least a few problems and at least some amount of money pretty regularly. Our culture is practically fixated on money - just turn on the TV or read the news! In fact there are entire networks and organizations focused entirely on discussing wealth. Money is a big deal to most of us - and that’s nothing new..
What might surprise you is that Jesus actually had quite a bit to say about how we manage our money - and because of that it’s something we love to talk about as well. We know lots of people have good reasons not to trust the church with money, but we talk about it not because we want anything from you but rather for you. The way we talk about money is in the context of generosity. That’s actually a lot of what Jesus had to say about it, so it's what we choose to believe.
Unfortunately too many people are weighed down by debt and bad financial decisions; and maybe that’s even a part of your story. Our hope is that people experience joy and freedom in their lives when it comes to money, and Jesus taught us a simple process for how we can experience that. All we have to do is prioritize the resources God gives us to manage:
Give first. Save second. Live on the rest. If you stop and think about it for a second, that’s really a fool-proof plan!
Thanks so much for your giving of the tithes God has given you to sow, and your offerings. The tithe is God's plan to finance his church, along with the giving of your offerings to areas such as missions and our building funds. Your tithes and offerings help grow a strong local church committed to seeing the eternal message of salvation clearly preached and lived in our community and beyond. For online giving please see account information below.
Tithes and General Offerings
BSB 063 547
Account 0090 0858
BSB 063 547
Account 1016 1931
BSB 063 547
Account 1011 8888