WHY DO WE GIVE?
“Honour the LORD with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops…” – Proverbs 3:9
Jesus taught that how we handle money is an indicator of our heart posture. Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return, we would give cheerfully, sacrificially and regularly. The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we are giving back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. We believe that the starting point is a tenth and is more commonly called a tithe. The goal of giving is to give generously, sacrificially and consistently.
HOW DOES MY GIVING SUPPORT THE CHURCH?
RiverLife prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning that span 12 months. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry, missions and operations. It is important that every member and worshipper understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of their home church is through systematic giving.