The Bible has a lot to say about money and our use of it. It teaches that giving back a portion of our money to God should be:
- something in which we all participate (1 Cor. 16:1)
- out of love and gratitude, as an act of worship (2 Cor. 8:8-9)
- sacrificially generous, requiring faith on our part (2 Cor. 8:3-7)
- in proportion to our income (1 Cor. 16:1)
- through our own local church (1 Cor. 16:1-2)
- at regular intervals (1 Cor. 16:1)
- voluntarily and cheerfully (2 Cor. 9:6,7)
- discreet and private (Matt. 6:1-4)
We are not against or ashamed of taking public offerings, but we choose not to pass an offering plate in our worship services. Instead, we encourage you to use one of the following four discreet methods of giving.
You can leave cash or checks in the offering boxes; they are located in the auditorium and near the main entrance from the south parking lot.
You can use a credit card or electronic funds transfer from your bank account. (While we do accept credit cards, we encourage you not to use credit cards unless you plan to pay off your card in full each month; we encourage biblically-based financial stewardship that does not include a lifestyle of debt.) You can set up recurring contributions or one-time gifts. You can also choose to give to several designated funds. CLICK HERE for online giving.
AUTOMATIC BILL PAY:
You can set up your local bank’s automatic bill pay service to send your offering to Crossing.
You can mail your contribution to the church office. Self-addressed envelopes are available at the desk outside the auditorium at the top of the stairs.