Faith Family Church believes that giving is a biblical principle established by God. We are to give generously (2 Cor. 9:7–8), cheerfully (Matt. 6:1–4), and regularly (1 Cor. 16:2).
We give for two reasons: 1) to obey the command 2) to protect our hearts from the slavery of materialism.
Here are four ways to give:
1. Campus Giving
Place your gifts in an offering basket during any worship service. The church at Philippi (a church plant just like us) gave generously, sacrificially, and cheerfully. What moved them to give? They treasured Jesus above all.
2. Online Giving
There are two ways to give online: a one-time gift or a reoccurring gift. There are many advantages to scheduling your reoccurring gift. Here are few:
When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. You can set up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify.
You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
You have the ability to quickly see your online giving history directly through our giving portal instead of having to contact our Finance Department for a personalized report.
3. “Matching Gift Campaign” Giving
A matching gift represents a gift that is contingent (dependent on the gifts of other donors) on one or more specific projects.
For example: "We have received a matching gift pledge from one of our loyal donors, who has committed to match gifts received by December 31 up to $50,000 for the building fund. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to double your gift to our ministry.”
4. Non-cash Giving
Some of you may be interested in donating assets like: stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, or real property.
Some Christians have committed to making their biggest contribution at the end of their lives. This is possible by naming Faith Family Church as a beneficiary on their life-insurance policy.