Why give? It's a simple and commonly asked question. As a group of people who are Seeking God, Seeking Growth and Seeking Good, we seek to become more like Christ as we journey through life together. When it comes to giving, there are a few simple things we should remember.
God is a giving God. We see this most powerfully when God gave His Son for us. Everything good we have is from God and God has given us everything we need for life and godliness. Although God doesn't need our money, He certainly wants our hearts to be soft towards Him and towards those in need. In the same way that Jesus was once rich and gave it up for our sakes, we are also called to be generous with our riches. While the Old Testament says that 10% is how much we should give, the New Testament goes beyond this and calls followers of Jesus to be “generous,” which is of course different for each person. Whatever the amount, we are called to give cheerfully, faithfully, and thankfully in response to God for all His blessings!
If you’d like to read about where these themes show up in Scripture, take a look in the following places:
John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 16, 2 Corinthians 8 & 9, 2 Peter 1:3, Psalm 50:9-15, James 1:17, Acts 20:35, Malachi 3:10
OTHER GIVING OPTIONS
I. E-transfer now available: To give electronically, you can e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org Recurring giving can also be set up through e-transfer. (Please note FLEFC 2021 Donation and include name. Please specify general offering or specify designated fund (example: Benevolent Team) under "Message")
II. Via our Church APP (search FLEFC in the APP/Apple Store)
III. Drop off at church office.
IV. Credit Union: Through Online Banking
*Each designated contribution donated towards a church approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the church, the remaining designated contributions donated for such programs or projects will be used where needed most.