The Contribution: An Act of Worship

The Lord’s church is a unique institution. One of its unique characteristics is the manner in which its financial needs are supplied.

No church policy pressures members into giving. We do not exact tithes from members, nor do we attempt to finance our work with street collections, fairs, bazaars, bake sales, bingo parties, or other such fundraising activities.

Each week faithful brethren contribute from their hard-earned wages to support the work of this church. We are fortunate and thankful to our Heavenly Father for the loyalty of our brethren who have committed themselves to provide for these financial needs.

The principle upon which the financial needs of the church are supplied is given in 2 Corinthians 9.6-7:

But this I say, he which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Acceptable giving is something that is learned through studying God’s Word. It must be purposed and planned. It is a personal expression of devotion and love for God and His church. It is an act of worship centered in the heart but expressed with money earned through your labor.

– Bill