Who We Are As Growing Christians (cont'd)
In addition to serving by giving of our time and spiritual gifts, we also serve with uncommon generosity by giving of our financial resources.
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 (NIV)
A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees,
belongs to the Lord, it is holy to the Lord. Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
We believe UNCOMMON GENEROSITY is giving based on who God is, our response to God's blessings, and our calling as followers of Jesus to give our whole selves to God. We show our uncommon generosity in four ways:
- We INVEST in God's ministry and mission in the world through the church we love.
- We JOIN our brothers and sisters in Christ to love Him and each other across all cultural and generational boundaries.
- We TRUST God with our resources and our lives, assured of His overwhelming generosity and provision.
- We OBEY with grateful hearts God's command to give generously and cheerfully as an act of worship.
The ministries of SBPC are supported solely by the faithful giving of friends and members, funding life-changing ministries within our church family, in the community and around the world. Your part in support of Christ's church is a blessing to all, but more importantly a source of joy for you and your family. You, the body of Christ in SBPC, are a living example of the power and presence of God.
Find out more about Financial Giving at SBPC.
This takes us back to Tom and the explanation of the fifth key word describing what we at SBPC mean by "growing Christian."