Giving to the cause of Christ
We practice a generous spirit by offering our financial gifts like the first Christians did. Jesus said that where your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be. Generosity shows that. Tithing (giving 10% of one’s income/commerce) was the Jewish standard, but Jesus brought a better covenant, and so generosity isn’t based on a percentage or set amount, but on the heart that gives cheerfully, voluntarily and sacrificially. Many Christians still practice tithing as a good baseline. Giving supplies the needs of God’s people, and funds God’s work locally and globally.
We don’t ask our new guests to contribute, and we have no denominational sources of income – we rely completely on our church members.
THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTNERING WITH GOD IN HIS WORK
If you’re new to Southpoint, please don’t feel any obligation to give, although you’re welcome to do so. The offering is for those who consider Southpoint their church home. For Christ followers, giving is a way of contributing to the cause of Christ. It is an act of worship through giving back to God in proportion to how He’s given to us. We enjoy giving because we know it’s going to meet needs and make a difference in a variety of ways, especially for those who need to know the Good News of Jesus!