"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:20-21 NIV
In Christ we are commanded to live generously and in service to one another. At Hope Church that is a daily act of worship that we strive towards. Giving is an act of worship towards God because it demonstrates our utter dependence on Him and our willingness to submit to His will.
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 1 Corinthians 9:6-8 NIV
So we are called to give cheerfully as much as we are led, and God will bless us abundantly. But this blessing from God does not necessarily manifest itself in material wealth and comfort. Rather, it is an assurance that God will provide for our necessities, so that we need not worry. We can trust in Him in all things.
Our offerings at Hope Community Church all go to directly support our ministry here in Racine and work being done all around the world. We support both through a church-wide tithe to the Southern Baptist convention, as well as personal support to missionaries we know around the world and pray for congregationally every Sunday.
If you would like to give to Hope Church, you can now give by using our Online Giving page, either a one-time gift or a recurring one. You can also send donations to:
Hope Community Church
5040 Northwestern Ave
Racine, WI 53406