+ Worshipping the Lord through GIVING

God calls us to generosity throughout the Bible. Going all the way back to Abraham, God commands us to give a tithe (or one tenth), the first fruits of our produce back to Him in an act of worship and obedience (Gen., Deut., Lev., Pr., Mal.). While a disciple’s generosity should be present in all areas of life, the Lord specifically calls for the first fruits to be given back through the local church (Numbers 18 and 2 Corinthians 8).

God instructs us in this way not because He lacks anything. His heart is not to “get something from His people,” but rather to return to them a blessing (Proverbs 11: 24-25). Sometimes this blessing is physical, sometimes spiritual, sometimes seen, sometimes unseen. Giving back to the Lord is an amazing opportunity for disciples to worship the One to whom everything already belongs (Psalm 24:1). Giving of our time, talents and specifically our treasures demonstrates our trust in, and dependence on, Him (Malachi 3).

Jesus’ teaching reveals that now, as we are under His grace, God searches our hearts with regard to generosity and giving. We are not all called to equal giving, but to equal sacrifice (Mark 12: 41-44). The hearts of His people should be both willing and joyful when bringing an offering before the Lord (2 Corinthians 9: 5-7).

For additional resources on Biblical giving, visit Harvest Bible Chapel’s God’s Money series page.



+ Worshipping the Lord through STEWARDSHIP

Our stewardship of the personal resources God has entrusted to us has real spiritual significance (Matthew 6:21). Jesus taught about money and stewardship in 11 of the 39 parables and in about 25% of His recorded earthly ministry. We will all be held accountable for our stewardship of His resources (Matthew 25:14-30), and our finances should speak to the way the gospel has transformed our lives.

Our heart is to equip you to steward your entrusted resources in a way that reflects God’s glory. We encourage you to read all of the passages in the Bible that address this area, as well as to utilize the resources listed below.

• The God’s Money sermon series is a seven-message series that digs into what God’s Word says about money and stewardship. Follow this link to watch all of the Harvest Chicago messages and to download practical, helpful diagnostic tools.

Check out this God@Work video and see how this couple’s walk with Christ was transformed through the stewardship of their personal finances.

• Ask your small group leader about additional discipleship opportunities in this area available through HarvestCare or future Focus Groups.

WAYS TO GIVE

  • SecureGive
    • Online & Mobile Giving (Includes one-time gifts or recurring giving using debit or credit card)  
      Note: We believe God’s heart would never be for you to enter into debt in order to give (Proverbs 22:7). We would ask that you would not use a credit card to give unless the balance can be paid immediately.  
    • Automatic Giving with ACH (Recurring gift using a checking or savings account)
  • Sunday Services
    • Gifts can be made on Sunday mornings via the SecureGive app or in the offering bags as a part of each worship service. At times throughout the year God also calls our church to special offerings. These include opportunities to give to the Building Fund, Local/Global Missions, and Church Planting. 
  • Assets

VIEW AND PRINT YOUR GIVING STATEMENT AT ANY TIME