You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.– 2 Corinthians 9:7
Opportunities for charity are everywhere, and there are plenty of credible places to give. In fact, you might think Salt Church is just another one of them. To us, one thing is different. Our giving isn’t about charity, It is an integral part of our worship (2 Corinthians 9).
God instructs us, through the Bible, to give regularly, generously and sacrificially out of all that He gives us—all as part of our worship of Him. It is an appropriate response to who He is and all He has done…an expression of gratitude, obedience, and reverence: worship.
But, why give money to the church? Because it’s the right thing to do? or, it’s good tax write-off? God needs it? The church expects it? Well, to put it simply, it’s what God says to do.
Not because God needs what we have. But because we need to give it. What we do with what we have directs our heart. Giving to God reminds us that He has given us everything we have, and can be counted on to meet every need we will ever have. And the Church is His plan, through Jesus, to reconcile the world to himself. To bring healing through relationships, to support one another and encourage one another. So we give, to advance the gospel through His ministry.