Calvary Baptist Church
Friday, October 20, 2017
equip. impact. influence

Online Giving

 To proceed directly to our online giving Server, click HERE.

 
Dear friends and church family: 
 
We have exciting news to announce. In recent days, our online giving provider has changed platforms and, due to their technical issues and inability to bring the new service online, we sought a new vendor to provide online giving access. This new provider is fully complaint with security protocols and offers a number of new features that we hope will be a benefit to you, as well as a new look and feel to the giving page. 
 
Your initial setup will take only a couple minutes to verify your bank account, debit card, etc. After your first contribution, the process is seamless and smooth. 
 
In the coming days, you will receive more information on how you can easily giving via text, and (drum roll please) Apple Pay! 
 
While our initial goal was simply to find a reliable service to bring you back online, we are pleased with the potential of this particular provider. 
 
So, try it out! If you have questions or concerns, you can reach Donna at the church office or feel free to drop me a line! 
 
 
Pastor Chris
 
 
 
 

WHY WE GIVE

The Grace of Giving
Just as you excel in everything else—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV)

Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? It’s because he influences the world through his people. God gives to you so he can give through you. The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give both faithfully and faith-fully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built; and you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can give again.
 
Tithes & Offerings
What is a tithe and how is it different from an offering? The word, “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.

Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
In Malachi 3:10 (NLT), God says this: “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.” This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”
Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your life.
 
Click the link below to access our secure online giving service where you can give to support the ministry of Calvary and partner with us as we seek to make much of Christ all over the world.
 
To access our online Giving site: Click HERE.