Why We Give

The main reason any follower of Christ gives is because Christ gave himself for us. As Paul explains, “…he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15 ESV). We no longer think simply about ourselves. Now we are compelled to think of others. “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 ESV). This love and concern extends to how we spend our money.

Not only that, but in following Christ, we have all concluded that God comes first in everything. We want everyone to know him in all his greatness. We pray for his loving and righteous reputation to spread throughout the world with the desire that it will be revered by all who hear of it. We want his will to be done here on earth just as it is done in heaven. We long to see his rule acknowledged by everyone on earth (Matthew 6:9-10). In everything we do, we want to act in ways that proclaim the greatness of God (1 Corinthians 10:31), and that includes how we use our money.

Because of what Jesus has done for us, the members of our church have committed to pool our financial resources so that we can carry out the work of ministry that God has for us in our congregation, in our community, and throughout the world for the glory of God.

SBC Cooperative Program

Our church associates with other likeminded Baptist churches through voluntary cooperation. Our association and cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention are for the sake of the gospel. We share our resources in order to partner in the work of making disciples of all nations. We do so to follow the example set by those to whom the apostle John wrote in his third epistle. There he says, “Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth” (3 John 1:5-8 ESV). Through the cooperative program of the SBC, our church is supporting those who have gone throughout the US and the world “for the sake of the name” so that we can be partners in their endeavor and fulfill the commission of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).

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2 Corinthians 8:9, 12-15; 9:6-8, 15

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich…

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.” …

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work…

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (ESV)