A brief note about money
Money is important in the world we live — often inappropriately so. At Grace Christian Fellowship Church, we are always striving to know what it means to worship and live for God. Because we are human beings who have an economic life, worshiping God includes a progressive and joyful surrender of our financial life to God and his purposes in the world.
The Bible teaches more about money than it does about most other topics. Having a healthy understanding of and relationship to money is critical to live life fully in the way of Jesus. For those of us who follow Christ and His teachings, giving 10% of our resources has served as a healthy measurement of our financial life. While this number is not set in stone, and some may choose to give more, we believe the giving back 10% of what God has given us control over is a wonderful starting point, taught in the Bible and practiced by Christians throughout history.
As people who follow God. we believe we are called to a life of ever-increasing generosity. In the same way, we believe in responsible stewardship including a debt-free life.
“Honor the LORD with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;”
— Proverbs 3:9
We offer four ways to give
Envelopes are available to assure proper recording of your gift if you desire to give cash.
You can give online right here, if you prefer.
You can do this by manually writing a check or, if you bank online, instruct your bank to cut and mail a check to GCFC.
This allows you to set up weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly gifts to GCFC. Download the sign-up form below.
Our thoughts on credit card debt
Debt is almost as common as water in our society. But the Bible teaches that debt is a bondage (Prov 22:7b . . . And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. NASB). As much as possible, we believe that everyone should try to “pay as they go” when it comes to monthly budgets. Credit is a promise to pay in the future. As a Christian, keeping promises is part and parcel to representing our Lord Jesus Christ. Through PayPal, a person may use either their credit card or their bank account in the transaction. We encourage all people to only use the credit card option if the money is already available (2 Cor 8:12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have. NASB) and to put that money aside for paying the credit card bill when it arrives.
That said, thank you for considering partnering with Grace Christian Fellowship Church in ministering the Good News (God is not holding our trespasses against us!) through weekly services, Christian school, Christian Home-Education Support, Christian Child-Care, community outreach, and small group ministry. Your reward is sure.