So, why and how should Christians give in a financial way? Please consider the following:
The Lord expects and requires His people to give. In Matthew 6:2, Jesus said to His disciples "when you give", not "if you give." This is not an option. I Corinthians 16:1, 2 tells us that we are to "put aside and save" in order to give back to the Lord, specifically to the church that He established.
Giving is an act of worship. I Corinthians 16:1, 2 tells us that we are to "put aside and save" in order to give back to the Lord, specifically to the church that He established.
We are to give in accordance with our means. In other words, we are to give as we have been prospered. Is that the way we give? Is it done in a sacrificial manner, or are we giving out of our excess, so that really isn't a sacrifice at all?
Our giving should be done of our own free will. II Corinthians 9:7 tells us “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion.” While it is true that giving is a command of God, a Christian's motivation for giving needs to be out of concern for the welfare of others, both spiritually and physically. Love needs to be our motivating factor.
Our giving should be cheerful in nature. II Corinthians 9:7 tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. Are you joyful when you give? If not, why not? Get your heart right before God, and give with an attitude of love and gratitude.
The main focus of our "Push Pay" is, of course, our weekly contribution. However, there will be other opportunities for you to use this service. For example, payments are able to be made for the following: Mother's Day Out, Youth trips/events, Plus Fifty activities/events, etc. The pull-down menu will always have your contribution available, and, when the need arises, other menus will be available to use as well.
While it is certainly fine to continue to give in a physical manner (cash or check), the "Push Pay" option meets the needs of a growing percentage of our populace today. We hope that you will find this method beneficial as you determine your financial commitment to the Lord's church.