How Can I Give to Back Creek Church?
- Sunday morning offering plate (cash or check) is still the best way because we love to have you worship with us. You can also mail a check directly to the church office or stop by and deliver it during office hours (popular at year end).
- Electronic bill pay is the second best method, and it is typically offered as part of your bank’s online banking services. You simply add Back Creek Church as one of your regular payees, and you can manually send payments or schedule them on a recurring basis. Best of all there are typically no processing fees for either you or the church.
- Pay Pal is one of the most respected internet payment services companies, and Back Creek Church accepts donations from them as well.
- Debit or credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) can also be used for donations. Please try to pay off credit card balances each month or use your debit card instead.
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What Does God Say About Giving?
God is the God who gives. The Father gave His only Son, Jesus, to rescue us. (John 3:16) What generosity! Everything we have comes as a gift from God: life, friends, family, health, abilities, and financial resources. Tithing, giving 10% or more of our income, brings order to our finances as we give Jesus the first fruits of our labor. As God’s family we reflect His generous character as generous givers. (II Corinthians 8:9)
Our time, abilities, and financial resources are gifts from God for the purpose of worshiping God and blessing others. So at Back Creek we encourage people to give:
- Systematically “On the first day of every week…” (I Cor. 16:2a) We give first whenever we are paid.
- Personally “…each one of you…” (I Cor. 16:2b) We give individually or as a family.
- Proportionately “…you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income…” (I Cor. 16:2b) Our giving increases as our income increases.
- Generously “Each one must do as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Cor. 9:7) We give generously!
Giving is God’s antidote for materialism. It liberates us from money becoming a controlling idol in our lives. Giving is an eternal investment.
As Jesus said: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)