We believe everything we have comes from God, and we have the privilege of partnering together to make a tangible and eternal impact in our city, country and world.
City Church is heavily involved in giving back to people in our city, we are starting new life-giving churches in cities across Canada, and we are very proud to help rescue & resource young girls caught up in sex trafficking in The Philippines. We truly shine brighter together!
Giving acknowledges God as the giver of everything we have. (James 1:17)
Giving reflects our trust that God will provide for us, and He is more valuable to us than money . (Matthew 6:19-24)
Giving involves planning, and a proportionate (%) gift that is tied to our gross income. This allows us to worship through our giving, and it is not tied to circumstances or emotions in the moment. When we plan our proportionate gift, we can give with confidence--not out of guilt or scrambling at the last minute. (1 Corinthians 16:2)
Giving allows us to give cheerfully with others in a local church where we can see God's work multiply in our city, country and world. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
The Bible teaches that a consistent Old and New Testament guideline for giving is called the tithe (Leviticus 27:30 & Luke 11:42 by Jesus ). The tithe means giving a tenth, or 10% of our gross earnings back to God.
An offering is a gift given to a specific need above and beyond our tithe. This may be a specific prompting by God, or to give to a special project.
Although the tithe (10%) was a command for believers before Jesus entered history, our conviction is that the best standard for followers of Jesus is grace giving.
We believe the tithe is still a good rule of thumb for giving, but grace giving will ultimately go beyond this original standard because grace always trumps the law. Under the law, we had rules to protect and guide us. Under grace, we receive something much better: A change of heart and the ability to please God continuously.
If you are new to giving, we suggest you start with prayer. A lasting and eternally-driven decision should come from God--not from any person. Ask God for wisdom and a clear next step. If God doesn't want you to start with 10%, where do you start? Next, generosity should be tied to a percentage of your gross income that requires some faith and adjustments to your current standard of life. As your faith grows and matures, increase that percentage and take note of how God blesses your financial gifts as He promises to do. A good goal would be to increase your gift by a few percentage points each year just as you grow spiritually.
Like any other muscle, your faith requires exercise and you will soon find out the excitement that comes when you see God actively intervening in your financial affairs to take care of your needs--but also to simultaneously bless many others.
More than anything, we want you to experience the peace, the joy, and the supernatural provision of God for you and your family. Be led by the Holy Spirit as you prayerfully consider how God has blessed you, and how He wants you to respond to the growing impact of your spiritual family, City Church.
Grace giving allows us to consider the question, "How can I best honour God?" rather than "What is the minimum requirement?"
Giving with City Church is simple and secure.
Whether you'd like to give a single gift, or automate your giving, just click the button below.
We find that automated gifts are the best because giving to God is too important to forget. And we believe there is something powerful about the 1st portion of the day, the week, and the month. Why not try automating your gift today so you don't have to worry about it the rest of the year? Setting up an automatic gift electronically takes only three minutes, or you can setup an ACH for your chequing account.
If you would like to setup an automatic gift via ACH from your bank, message us here.