“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thienves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in a steal.  For where your treasure is, there your hear will be also.”  – Matthew 6:19-21

What We Believe About Giving

Giving is not just about the financial needs of the church

Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are filled with teachings about the use of material resources.  There is a very direct connection between our use of money and our development of the spiritual life.  Jesus emphasized giving because He knew this would be an area where our hearts would struggle.  We believe we are to give because it is part of our worship, part of experiencing joy and life to the full. It is ultimately a matter of grace and freedom.

 

It begins with stewardship.  Stewardship is a lifestyle based on the biblical belief that God is the rightful owner of everything (Psalm 24:1) and that we are stewards or caretakers of God’s world, responsible to do with it what God wants to be done.

Biblical stewardship includes many aspects, including ecology, physical fitness, personal finance, use of one’s abilities, and more – even the gospel itself.  But of all the various aspects of stewardship, the Bible frequently singles out financial generosity as the one most representative of a person’s heart.

There are two ways that you can give to New Liberty UMC.  The first is in-person during worship and the second is through our online platform.  Giving through our online platform is a safe and easy way to contribute to the work that God is doing in and through our congregation.  Click the link below to create an account or sign in to your existing one, and you can start managing your giving online.