Giving at Willow North Shore
Partnering with God
God gives us the incredible privilege of partnering with Him in kingdom work. At Willow North Shore, we recognize God as Creator, Provider, Sustainer, and Hope. We gratefully receive and we joyfully give. As a community, there is a satisfaction that comes from following Jesus' example of generosity. We are privileged to be able to share our resources so that others may be served and so that He may be known.
The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). The Bible also teaches that tithing—giving God the first 10% of our income—is designed to teach us to always put God first in our lives (Deuteronomy 14:23). Tithing is a reminder that God is the giver of all good things; it is also an invitation to an outpouring of God's blessing in our lives. Malachi 3:10 tells us that when we bring our tithes to Him, He will "open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it" (NLT). God dares us to see if we can possibly out give Him. 2 Corinthians 9:7 encourages us: "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver."
Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? Because he influences the world through his people. God gives to you so that He can give through you. As you faithfully give, the world is changed for the glory of God; the gospel is preached; lives are impacted; people are fed; bodies are healed; churches are built and grown. And then you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can give again.
Where do my contributions to Willow North Shore go?
Donations to Willow North Shore support the General Operating Fund. This fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church such as Compassion & Justice initiatives, general benevolence, discipleship electives, and workshops. A portion of our annual budget is also granted to local ministry partners and to partner organizations in countries across the globe.
Periodically, opportunities to designate a donation to a specific ministry initiative become available. Celebration of Hope and the Year-End Fund are two examples of ministry-initiative funds with specific start and end dates. To designate your contribution to a specific fund, simply indicate the name of the initiative (e.g., COH or YEF) on the memo line of your check or on the outside of your envelope.
For information on the different giving methods, along with answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the main Willow Giving page.
Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking or savings account.
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