Philosophy of Giving

Why Give?

It is our prayer that as you give, regardless of the method, you will recognize it as an act of worship of the Living God.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."  Romans 12:1 

After the Apostle Paul’s explanation of the good news concerning the person and the work of Christ, he concludes the most reasonable thing for us to do is to offer all that we are and have to God. This includes the financial resources with which we have been entrusted. We give as an act of worship in light of all God has done for us.

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Paul also encourages us to give out of glad and generous hearts because God has been infinitely generous to us. We give, not because we have to, but because we want to. We want to express our love for God in a tangible way.

God has blessed Bethel Church with committed givers who see eternal value in their regular giving. Their gifts support ministries that make a difference in people’s lives. If you are a faithful giver, thank you. If you are thinking about becoming a giver, try these two simple steps.

STEP 1. STUDY
Giving is a spiritual matter—between you and God. That’s why we believe it is important to see what the Bible says about giving. Here are some good places to begin your study as you seek God’s will.
                                                        1 CHRONICLES 29:14-19
                                                        MATTHEW 6:19-21
                                                        LUKE 6:37-38
                                                        ACTS 20:33-35
                                                        ROMANS 12:7-9

STEP 2. START GIVING
There are a number of ways you can give. Decide which is best for you and get started with a regular, systematic plan. Click here to explore giving options...

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES