WHY WE GIVE


why we give

Money and church can be a touchy issue-but it doesn't have to be.         

We don't give because God needs our money, and we don't give because the church needs our money. It's much bigger than that. We give because God asked us to, and following through shows that we trust Him.  


God knows that your loyalty is found where your money is (Matthew 6:19-21). And because God wants to be first in our lives, He asks us to trust him with our money.


For Christians, tithing (a word meaning "tenth") is the starting point. Tithing is giving the first 10% of our income back to the local church. If you call LifeBridge your home, we ask you to give generously, knowing that your money is being used to support the mission of Jesus Christ - both here in our community, and around the world.                                                       

                                                                                                         

What God says about giving

If you'd like to read more about what the Bible says about money, we recommend these passages:


Matthew 6:19-21    

Leviticus 27:30

1 Chronicles 29:11-12

Psalm 24:1

Proverbs 3:9-10

Malachi 3:6-10

1 Corinthians 16:1-2

how to give

Because we know that many people prefer to make payments online, we are offering Online Giving as a convenience. 


You can give online as a one-time gift, or set up a recurring gift based on a payment schedule that works best for you individually. You set it up yourself, and can access your account anytime to make changes, or update your account. 

Of course, we are happy to help you if you have questions getting this set up. 


To start an online giving account, you can start here anytime.


We also pass an offering bag at our Sunday morning service for those who prefer to give in a more traditional way. 

                             

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

                                                                                                                                   2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (ESV)