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.