Give"He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us." 2 Corinthians 9:11
We are trusting God to bring us through this season of church life and ministry, despite the challenges currently faced by our church family. We are trusting that God will bless our ability to financially support the important spiritual growth ministries of our church. When we make an e-gift through the church website or the Adventist Giving App, when we give through checks mailed to the church, the mission of the Paradise Adventist Church is empowered to reach the Ridge for Christ. In these days of COVID-19, even when we worship together, it is still safest to give remotely. Here are our three options:
10% of our income is God’s
God asks us to return a tithe. To do so recognizes Him as the Owner of all creation. This is not a financial transaction but an expression of faith and a matter of simple honesty. He designed it to be a blessing to us and to others. The tithe is foundational to His work and our participation makes it the greatest source of funding to advance God’s mission.
The purpose of the tithe is for the spreading of the gospel. Most of it stays in your local conference, ”the storehouse,” to support pastors, education and evangelism. From there the tithe is used to advance God’s work throughout the world at the Union, Division and General Conference levels. Tithing is divinely ordained by God and faithfulness to this practice is designed to be a blessing to us.