“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”Proverbs 3:9-10
The Bible asks us to give our first and our best back to God, and He will bless the rest: “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10
The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving called the tithe, which means tenth. Leviticus 27:30 says “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.”
Tithing is returning to the Lord 10% of what He’s given us because it belongs to Him. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for God.
Choose Your Favorite Way to Give!
You’ve got options when you’re deciding how to give at Calvary:
While you’re attending experiences at Calvary, you can use giving envelopes or giving drop boxes for your convenience and security.
Smart Giving is the easiest and best way to give at Calvary. If you’d like to be a smart giver, you can give online or with your phone. Just go to Calvaryhartford.com and with the click of a button, you can schedule gifts, review your giving history, update your contact information and much more. Start giving online here. Read more about Stripe here.
Did you know you can donate non-cash gifts like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or retirement assets as part of your overall personal financial strategy? Also, some employers offer matching gifts to registered 501(c)3 organizations.
If you are interested in any of these types of giving, please contact Accounting.
What Happens to the Money We Give?
God provides for the ministry of Calvary through your tithes and offerings. We honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of Calvary Fellowship remains beyond reproach.
Ready to Start Giving?
Setting up a Smart Giving profile is a great place to begin, click here to do so.
For more biblical insight on money and giving, check out our “Rich” series.