A recent study of churchgoers revealed that 88 percent are happy with how often the church asks for tithes and donations.1. I’m not sure what our percentage would be here, but I guess it would be high for some and lower for others. We’re a family, after all!
But, we want 100% of you happy! In fact, according to the Bible, we want you laughing. Listen to this:
“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 9:7
The original verse was written in Greek, and the word used for “cheerful” is where we get our word hilarious. So, if at the offering moment, you want to laugh, it’s biblical!
All kidding aside, one of our goals each week in our Mission and Ministry Moments is to elevate the offering as a meaningful part of worship. One way is by showing you the value of your generosity. We believe the 88% see the value of where their gift goes and what it accomplishes, changed lives!
Thank you for your generosity! We will keep reporting each week about the amazing results of what your gifts accomplish. Find the way that is easiest for you to give. Whatever way or means by which you give, let’s all give today as cheerful givers!