Giving at Cross Way, the next step toward getting a home of our own.
There will be a day when we will have a ministry center of our own to call home. A place to serve out of, a place to gather for worship and a place to be equipped to change lives in our communities. The next step in getting there is standing on our own two feet financially. Faithful and visionary people have generously supported Cross Way getting going with financial support. Now it is time for us to take ownership over our own ministry support.
After talking with several real estate brokers, builders and financial leaders our next step toward getting a place of our own is being financially self supporting. We need each other's help to make this happen.
What you and I can do to take this next step together:
- Pray: ask God to guide you in all areas of your life
- Thank God for all you have in life, everything belongs to God. The biblical principle of the tithe (10% of income) is the standard for giving in the kingdom of God. Find out what percentage your household is setting apart for God's portion.
- If you are not able to tithe yet, pick a percentage to grow with this year toward the full tithe. If you have been at 4%, ask God to help you grow toward 6% this year.
- Fill out your 2014 giving card and bring it to worship Sunday December 15 to give with your offerings.
- Trust God to provide.
If you would like to give using a debit or credit card: you may fill out the pledge card with the information and your card will be debited each month (1/12th of your annual pledge) or you may give online at our home page by clicking on the "Give Now" button.
You may also set up auto bill pay through your bank or credit union.
If you choose to give outside of Sunday worship, we will be putting golden cards in the binders to represent your offering. Take one of the golden cards so you may represent your offering to God when the basket goes by. With the new giving methods becoming more common, I and the finance team feel strongly we need to make the connection between your giving and your gifts being committed to God's service.
My family is taking this new year seriously as well. We will be increasing our giving by 1% in 2014 or about $100 per month. Won't you join me?
Blessings and I hope (weather permitting) to see you Sunday.
In Christ with you,