You Can't Outgive God
The top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. Christians should be the most generous people (2 Corinthians 9:6) on Earth, supporting worthy causes. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church (Ephesians 3:10)!
TITHING AND STEWARDSHIP
The Bible teaches, “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
The baseline standard for giving in scripture is “the tithe”, which is derived from the Hebrew word ma’aser and it literally means “a tenth”. Ten percent of everything belongs to the Lord. in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.
The ministry of Catalyst Church is funded by God’s provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful Catalyst Partners and attenders.
Because of your generous and consistent giving we are able to do all that we do at Catalyst, including:
- Building a solid Biblical foundation for children in our cKids ministry
- Investing in the lives of students weekly through our cStudent Ministry
- Partnering with local community ministries to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in our community
- Providing weekly worship services to share the hope of Jesus with our community, and help you deepen your relationship with God
- Providing hope, help, and healing to all those who attend our Friday night Celebrate Recovery
- Sharing Christ with our city through outreach projects and special events
- You model to your friends and family how to put Jesus first in every arena of life, especially where it is most difficult to trust and obey - our finances
- And much more!
Why Give Online?
There are great benefits to online giving for both you and our church. . .
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip. Plus, you can easily track and adjust your giving at any time.
Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping Catalyst Church – Online giving makes our record keeping much easier.
Automated Bank Debit
Automated Bank Debit is the easiest and most effective way to automate your giving. Once it is set up, you may update or change your giving at any time by simply contacting the Catalyst Church finance team. Plus, 100% of your gift goes to the ministries of Catalyst because there are no processing fees. To sign-up, complete an auto-debit form to have your giving automatically deducted from your checking or savings account.
A Note About Credit Cards
While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit card for two primary reasons:
Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not. We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the church.
With electronic transfer, your entire gift goes to the church. When using a credit card, as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company.
Online Giving Privacy Policies Your information is held securely by the Church Community Builder system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at email@example.com.
YOUR TITHES AND GIFTS MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE AT CATALYST AND ARE VITAL TO THE EVERY-DAY MINISTRY OF OUR CHURCH. WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER HOW GOD IS LEADING YOU TO GIVE.