Scriptures teach us much about possessions and giving. In the Old Testament we find stories of those bringing their first fruits as a sacrifice and offering to the Holy God. In the New Testament, we hear from Jesus that our giving is a reflection of our hearts.
In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he calls us to examine our motivation for giving:
6 Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each person should do as he has decided in his heart-not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.
Mission Church teaches that we are stewards of the money and possessions God provides. God is the owner of everything. Giving is our response to His Goodness, Grace and Mercy.
Why it is important to support the local church
When we see offerings and gifts received in both the Old and New Testaments, we see this pattern. Any time there was an offering taken, the funds were given in trust and for distribution by the leadership, who had the best and broadest view of the needs of those in the body. One clear statement in this regard is Acts 4:34-35:=
34 For there was not a needy person among them, because all those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet. This was then distributed to each person as anyone had a need.
This is the way the early church handled its resources.
Ways you can give to Mission Church:
Mail your check to the church:
Mission Church, 712 Vista Blvd.#142, Waconia, MN 55387
Please note: The electronic giving options here are simply for your convenience. Mission Church does not encourage debt as a lifestyle.