Biblical Principles of Giving

A Biblical overview of giving your time, talent and riches, based (primarily) on the example of the Macedonian churches found in 2 Corinthians 8.

 Glorify God with everything you have, but surrender control of some, for your church to pay her leaders, support her needy (especially the destitute, widows, and orphans), fund celebrations of grace, and further the proclamation and protection of the gospel through both local and global ministry.  

   Why Give?

Scriptures found in both the Old and the New Testaments describe and prescribe giving to your local church. Put your mouse over the scripture references below for an excerpt of the verse. Click on the scripture references below to view the verse in its context.

  • Genesis 14
  • Genesis 28
  • Leviticus 27:30-33
  • Deuteronomy 14:22-29
  • Numbers 18:21-24
  • 2 Chronicles 31:4-18
  • 1 Timothy 5:17-18
  • 1 Corinthians 16
  • 2 Corinthians 8-9

  What to Give?

Give you time, your talent, and your treasure. You are called to be a good steward of all that God has given you. Everything you have is from God (Psalm 24:1; Ecc 5:19). Everything you have has been entrusted to you, and it should be spent wisely and for his glory.

  How Much to Give?

This decision is up to you, or to you and your wife. But be sure you understand that giving to your church should be:

  1. An outworking of faith We’ve given ourselves, now we give our possessions, out of gratitude. (2 Corinthians 8:5; 12:15; Matthew 15:8)
  2. An act of grace (2 Corinthians 8:1,6-7)
  3. Regular (1 Corinthians 16:2)
  4. Generous / Sacrificial (2 Corinthians 8:2-3)
  5. Voluntary (2 Corinthians 8:4,8; 2 Cor 9:7a)
  6. Cheerful (2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Cor 9:7b)

Cash or Check

We don’t pass the “collection plate” for an offering at Veritas, if you look carefully around the sanctuary you will find an offering box located at each entry.  If you give via check, we will log the donation and provide you with a report at year end for tax purposes. If you would like to make a contribution to a special fund, such as the building fund, please put a note in the memo line of your check. When no specific designation is given, all funds will be designated for the General Tithe Fund.

If you are giving cash, and would like to receive a receipt at the end of the year, use one of the offering envelopes and be sure to write your name on the outside. Cash gifts not enclosed in an envelope will be considered anonymous donations and will be deposited in the general tithe fund. To make  cash gift to a particular fund, use one of the provided offering envelopes and write the fund name on the outside.

Online Giving

Use Paypal to give online – via a Debit Card, Credit Card or using the PayPal account. Either a single or securing payment. Click the button below to get started.

You may set up one-time or recurring contributions from a credit card. Choose to have the contributions withdrawn from your account weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. Simply click on the “Sign In” link on the giving page. Follow the steps to create a new account or access your account if you have already created one. You may manage your giving through this online system anytime.

  Why Give Online?

It Keeps First-Things-First

The Bible indicates giving is to be a “first” and not a last or leftover matter in my life. (Proverbs 3:9-10) It is easy to let our intentions be compromised by the pressure of expenses and billing cycles.

It’s Consistent

Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to stay up to date with your budget.

It’s Convenient

Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.

It’s Secure

Rather than go through our hosted web server, your financial information goes directly to PayPal’s servers through their SSL protected connection. Veritas church has no access to your financial information either. Your transaction is as secure as today’s best online purchases. We recommend, however, that you keep your information safe by protecting your PayPal login information. We would also recommend that your giving, like any online financial transactions should take place over your personal home WiFi network, and not in public, shared WiFi locations like hotels or coffee shops.