We don't take up an offering during our Sunday services, but giving is very definitely a part of how we worship God.
The Bible teaches us that God is the owner of everything, including our money and possessions. Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of our hearts, and the Apostle Paul instructs us to give cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly.
When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. Giving is an active expression of our faith and recognises God as the true provider. It affirms our trust in His ability to supply all of our needs. We seek to serve our Father in all things, and one of the primary ways we serve God is by cheerfully giving Him our "first-fruits". 2 Corinthians 9: 7, Proverbs 3: 9.
We call our members and regular attenders to give, gladly sacrificing for the sake of the Gospel because Jesus sacrificed for us, and all we have is His.
Giving is an act of gratitude and dependence. It allows us to partner with God in His work through Disciples Church and in the world. Giving requires the highest standard of faithfulness and discipline. It is not a casual or occasional thing. Giving should reflect a regular and systematic plan. 1 Corinthians 16: 2. Through our tithes and offerings we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided for us. Giving cheerfully and sacrificially of our finances is part of our worship. A believer labours not to accrue personal wealth or possessions, but to steward God's resources well and model Jesus to our brothers, sisters, and community.
We thank those who have prayerfully helped us meet our ministry needs in faithful, consistent, godly giving as Scripture instructs.
You can give simply by depositing directly into the Disciples Church bank account, either over the counter at a Bendigo Bank branch or via internet banking. Here are the account details:
Disciples Church Springfield
150 420 180
Name (Optional) - Giving