We make financial stewardship to the church a priority in our personal lives, understanding that tithing is the standard of Christian giving, and knowing that our gifts will contribute to the peace and welfare of our community and the world.
Christians start with the biblical standard of tithing, which means ten percent of one’s income given to Christ’s church. Jesus tells us in the gospel of Luke: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” (Luke 12:48)
Giving to God and to the church is one way that we worship and demonstrate our dedication to God and our desire for his message and love to be proclaimed to the world. Giving helps to enable and equip the church for many ministries to our members, community, country, and world.
We believe that giving is a spiritual act, one that provides joy to the giver and help to the receiver. We encourage everyone to give according to how God has blessed them and to give prayerful thought and consideration about their gifts to First Presbyterian Church, as together we seek to serve Christ and His kingdom.
We always endeavor to use any funds in a manner which is both responsible and equips the church for ministry and service in the name of Christ. We seek to share charitable funds in a manner worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in all respects, and bearing fruit in every good work that all involved may increase in their knowledge of God and His purposes. (Colossians 1:10)