What does God's Word say about money?
The Bible teaches that everything we have comes from God and belongs to Him. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” God is our provider. Therefore, we are mere stewards of what God has given to us. Tithing is giving back to God what is already His. Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?
The word “tithe” means one tenth. So, when you tithe, you give one tenth or 10% of your earnings. Tithing (10%) is the starting point of giving. Offerings are gifts given above the tithe. God has blessed some people financially who are able to give substantially more than 10% and still live comfortably.
Why should I give money to the church?
God’s plan is the local church. We work together as a church to reach those who need the saving message of the gospel. The money you give supports all we do, and without your financial support, the local church ministries could not be as effective. Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” By partnering together, God’s work is done more effectively.
How are tithes and offerings used?
Gifts are used to fund God’s work through ministries within our church, local missions partnerships, overseas missionaries, church plants throughout the United States, and cooperative ministries within the Southern Baptist Convention.
What if we believe we can’t afford to tithe right now?
Practically speaking, everyone can start a pattern of regular giving. Start now with regular systematic giving (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly or monthly). As the Lord blesses, you increase your giving until you reach the tithe and beyond. However, as a reminder, the Lord requires us to be faithful regardless of how much He has entrusted to us. Luke 16:10 says “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” It is when we are having financial struggles that we can’t afford not to tithe. God wants us to trust Him in everything, including our finances.
Where can I find information about the church budget?
A copy of the church budget is available in the lobby at each campus.
What online giving methods can I choose from?
Online gifts can be made through drafts from checking or savings accounts. We also accept credit and debit cards.
How can I get a record of my giving?
The fastest way to see a record of your giving is to visit highview.org/give and register for an account. You will be able to view your giving history at any time. You can also request a giving statement from the church Finance Office at any time.
How do I update my bank account or credit card information?
Visit highview.org/give to manage all our online giving payment methods.
Can I test this system by giving one time?
Yes. There is an option to give a one-time gift. This is a great way to better understand how the system works.
I've signed up for the automated giving program but would like to change my preferences or need to stop. How do I do this?
You can make changes at any time by using the "Manage Giving Profiles" button on the sidebar. Once you login you can change any of your preferences or stop your automated giving. If you have any trouble please feel free to e-mail or phone the church office.
Is the church charged any fees for processing bank draft (ACH) or credit/debit card transactions?
Yes, every online gift generates a processing fee with our payment provider. If you would like to offset the cost of the payment processing fee, there is an optional checkbox on the online giving page that will add the payment processing fee to your gift so that the full amount of the gift is available for use by Highview.