2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us that "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
If you love someone they don't have to beg in order for you to give them something. As parents we freely give to our children because we love them. We give to our spouses cheerfully at birthdays or on Christmas. We don't give grudgingly, but with joy and expectation, because we have love for them in our hearts. So if you love God you should be cheerful about giving.
God's people have always been characterized by giving, but the way they've given has changed over time. For example, people no longer bring goats, sheep, calves and grain to God as they did in the Old Testament. Giving money is simpler, cleaner and theologically sounder since Jesus has made the ultimate sacrifice. As the way that money is sown changes, The Word Church is extending to its members and supporters a new way to offer their financial gifts to God.
Anyone who would like to give to The Word Church online is welcome to do so through our church website. The system makes it easy to quickly transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. One-time gifts and recurring withdrawals can both be set up, and gifts can be given either to the church's general fund or a specific church project (like our new chairs).
At The Word Church, we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check. For members who'd rather transfer money electronically, giving through the church website is an option.
Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At The Word Church, we want to encourage all members to sow 10% of their income in tithe. For those who prefer an online way to give, the church website now offers one. Feel free to set up an account and make an offering, or contact the church for help with giving through our website.