"Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord." (2 Chronicles 29:9)
God fills our hearts with joy when we willingly bring our tithes and offerings to Him. We find this joy for three reasons. First, God deserves our absolute devotion. We have been created to worship God, and we give financially as an expression of worship. As an act of worship, giving financially to God through this church produces the joy of fulfilling our calling as His followers.
I pray God's richest blessings on us as we give willingly, asking the Father to pour out the oil of joy upon our homes and our families as we are faithful to Him in every area of our lives.
Second, God's work is great, and we give financially to continue His work in the world. God has given us the responsibility to glorify Him by winning and leading the people of Hampton Roads and around the world to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. When we give financially to God through the church, we discover the joy of working for something bigger than ourselves. We find the joy of partnering together with others and with God in His mission of love to the world.
Finally, God is the source of life, and we give to celebrate our dependence on Him. When we give financially through this church, we celebrate our dependence on the One who cares for us and is leading us each day to the very best in life. God calls us to faithfulness. He calls us to honor Him with our financial resources. He calls us to celebrate our dependence on Him, discovering the joy of His compassionate care for us through the details of our lives.
We want to offer you this online option for giving to God through the church. This is another opportunity and avenue for us to honor Christ, continue His Cause, and to celebrate our dependence on Him. You can follow the links below to login, or sign up if you haven't already, and make your safe and secure transaction. You can even schedule when the transaction will take place. There are options to give to specific areas, if they are not listed please use the other category and fill in the appropriate area that you wish to give your offering.
There are two methods to open online giving, desktop and mobile:
Desktop: Open Online Giving.
Mobile: Open Online Giving.
All year-end contributions must be collected or postmarked by December 31, 2013, in order to receive credit for the 2013 year.
In the Fields,
Eric Thomas, Pastor
"God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)