The Act of Giving Changes Us, Making Us More Like Our Generous Creator.
God is the ultimate giver who gave the most precious gift, His son Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins.
God is the ultimate giver who gave the most precious gift imaginable - His Son Jesus - to die on the cross for our sins. Our lives are transformed by the gospel of Christ. When we learn to give generously, it changes us, making us more like our generous Creator.
• God owns everything. (Psa. 24:1)
• God is our provider. (Deut. 8:17-18, Matt. 6:31-33)
• God has our hearts and we trust Him with our money or material things. (Matt. 6:24)
• We cannot outgive God. (John 3:16, Mal. 3:10)
• We want others to know about God. (2 Cor. 9:8-15)
The word "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing is giving the first ten percent of our income back to God. The Bible says that everything we have comes from Him, so tithing is actually returning to God what belongs to Him. When we tithe, we are putting God first in our lives and trusting Him to provide for all of our needs. An offering is anything we give beyond the 10%.
It takes financial resources to accomplish the work God has called us to do. Our obedient tithes and generous offerings enable Westhill to fulfill its mission to Love God, Love Others, Serve Both. Our giving funds the daily operations of the church, supports The Bridge Benevolence Center, and equips outreach ministries around the world.