Giving to the Body of Christ
We give first to honor and thank God for his love, grace, mercy, and presence in our lives through Jesus Christ in the power and fellowship of the Holy Spirit. We give second to support the mission of the local church, which is the Body of Christ, in all its tasks and functions. The local church is both an organism and an organization in this way. It’s a joy to give!
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."
—Malachi 3:10 (NIV)