An Open and Affirming Congregation and a Global Missions Church



As a community committed to following Christ, we invite you to participate in the practice of giving. Regular, generous giving to God through the church is one way that we grow deeper in our faith. It is a way God can work through us to change the life of another person and impact our city, our community, our world.


Jesus taught generosity and sacrifice as an essential part of following him, constantly urging his disciples to think about their relationship to their possessions. We believe that giving to the church is an investment in God’s vision and purpose for us as his disciples. Giving forms us as generous people by teaching us not to use everything we make for ourselves. Giving also teaches us healthy financial habits and offers God a way to make a difference through us.


The Bible teaches us to give a tithe or the first ten percent of what we earn to God for the church’s work. For some, this is a very difficult goal and for others their giving exceeds this. What’s important is that you start somewhere, that your giving be proportional to your income, and that your giving expresses your desire to serve God and invest in God’s work.