Philosophy On Giving

As it was written in Scripture, Hope Church believes God asks His people to give of themselves- mind, body, heart and soul. This giving of ourselves can take many forms: sharing our God-given talents to those in need, spending moments of time being with others, giving some of our income to further God's Word, and even just being in prayer for someone's needs. 

We do not pass a donation plate at Hope Church as we believe Giving is a private matter between you and God. You can offer monetary giving online or through the donation bucket in the church if you feel the Spirit is driving you towards it. If you have time and talents you are willing to share, reach out to the Elders and Deacons to offer help in our many Ministries and Missions.  And in all things, be in continual prayer with God, for everything.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. -Romans 12:1-3

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. -Matthew 6:1-4

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  -2 Corinthians 9:6-7