Giving at The Gathering
Every Sunday we extend the invitation to prayerfully consider giving to the ministry of the church. We do NOT do this because we want your money but because we see giving as a form of worship. When we give our actions show that we grateful for all God has given us and we trust him to continue to provide for us. In this way we also declare that money is not our master, but that we are committed to following and trusting Jesus as Lord of our lives.
Jesus once said, “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.“ (Matthew 6:24, NLT) and “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (Matthew 6:21, NLT). Those are some pretty challenging words!
All that said, the last thing we want to do is to make a new attender or someone who is exploring faith feel like we just want money! We count it an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to journey with you. So honestly, please do not feel any obligation to give.
For those of us who are committed Christ followers and consider The Gathering their home however, we encourage the Biblical teaching of “tithing” – contributing 10% of our income to our local church. Not out of a spirit of duty & obligation, but out of a place of joy and worship – praying that the Kingdom of God would grow in and through Christ’s church.
So let’s be a people who gives and loves generously! After all, hasn’t Christ been so generous with us?