What the Bible Says About Giving
The ultimate example of giving was set by God, as He sacrificially gave His own Son (John 3: 6). In turn, His Son continued to be a giving example to us (Eph 5:2).
God’s word also teaches us that every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord (James 1:17), and so everything you are blessed with ultimately belongs to Him.
You are entrusted by God with stewardship over your finances, resources and time, and it is your responsibility as a believer to be a good steward and give back to God what is His through giving to the church and to others.
Good stewardship over our financial resources involves the way we earn, spend, save, invest and give.
We would like to provide our members and others a convenient way to give to the church that is also secure and easy, and so we are pleased to offer online giving.
There are several ways to give electronically online: automatic checking withdrawal, debit cards and credit cards. This giving option has advantages, and we want each person who chooses this option to make sure they are giving in a spirit that is pleasing to the Lord.
Through encryption technology, giving online at The Avenue is safe and secure. It is processed by the best e-security available. You may deduct a specific dollar amount from a checking account or credit card, which may be a one-time gift or a recurring gift at intervals you specify. You can even view past contributions and make changes for recurring gifts as necessary.
Online giving allows you to minimize the number of checks written, posted, carried and managed. With online giving, you will be helping the church to be a good steward over its finances, as more of your gift can be retained by the ministries of the church because this is the lowest cost method of processing.