Giving

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give.

God is generous and so He calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.

Ways To Give

Give Online

You can give securely right here.  You can set up a one-time or repeating gift and change it at any time.  

Give In Person

You can give by cash or check in-person on Sundays. Offering is usually given at the door at the end of service.  You can drop your gift in the buckets with our friendly ushers.  

Mail A Check

If you would like to give by check and would like to mail it, you can make it out to Jesus People Church and send it to:  
Jesus People Church
P.O. Box 28631
Scottsdale, AZ  85255

WHY GIVE? 

Thank you for being a generous person and considering giving!  No doubt you have a desire to be blessed, but to also be a blessing to others. The incredible thing to remember as you consider giving is that God has already given so much to you--and He desires to bless you in the future! And the pathway to financial health is through Biblical Stewardship. The Bible promises blessings when we give, and tells us how to give.  We believe you will WANT to give when you know what the Bible says about it.  

Tithing is a concept straight from the Bible.

“Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple.” – Malachi 3:10a
The scripture above says “the full tithe”. Other translations say words like “all the tithe” and “the whole tithe.”
"The people responded immediately and generously with the first of their crops and grain…all the produce of their fields. They brought a tithe of all they owned.." – 2 Chronicles 31:5

What does "tithe" mean?

‘Tithe’ literally means ‘one tenth’. In Biblical times, one tenth of what was produced by the people was given back to God. In our day, one tenth of what we earn is given as the tithe.
The tithe was set apart for the costs of the temple, and for the priests ministering to the people. In our day, the tithe goes to support the local church…its ministries and minsters.

God's two-fold heart on Giving

The Bible says in Malachi 3:8 and 10 , “Begin by being honest. Do honest people rob God? But you rob me day after day. “You ask, “How have we robbed you?’ “The tithe and the offering – that’s how! Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams…”
The seriousness of giving is seen here--giving is a command of God.
This Scripture also promises that God will “throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it” if we honor God in our giving!
God commands us not to test Him in any area, except in this area of giving. He says, ‘Test me…try it…let me prove it to you.’ God stands by this promise—if we obey Him financially, we will be blessed financially.

God promises to bless you when you give

God has surrounded the entire topic of giving with peace and happiness, not with reluctance and sorrow. Giving is not a chore—it is not a monthly bill. It is our opportunity—to be blessed and to be a blessing.
Look at the following scripture. The Apostle Paul writes:
"Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

What's the difference between tithe and offering?

Offerings are different than tithe, and they are given as God leads you. A person hears from God and gives accordingly. The cause and the amount are between the individual and God. One of the greatest opportunities to give offerings is to be a Kingdom Builder…from neighborhoods to nations, we want to introduce people into the saving power of Jesus Christ. Our church is reaching our community through outreach and group foster homes. Globally, Jesus People Church  supports ministries and missionary partners around the world. Other opportunities include building improvements.
Offerings are not to be given in place of the tithe or as part of the tithe. They are given above & beyond the 10% we give as tithe.

When should I give?

The Bible teaches us that tithe was given out of the people’s “firstfruits”, meaning the first tenth of their earnings…not the last tenth. A person’s best was given to God, as it should be given in our day as well.
The tithe is not an option for believers. God has instructed that the full tithe, one tenth of our income, be set aside and given back to God as our top financial priority. Your tithe can go back to God as soon as you receive your paycheck or income; offerings can be given as soon as you feel led to give them.  

Tithing is Worship

Tithing is an act of worship. It is an expression of the heart that says, "Everything I have is from God.  He provides it all, and I trust God with my finances even if the numbers don’t make sense."   It doesn’t matter the ebbs and flows of our financial stance.  We know God provides for our needs, as He has proven faithful time and time again, and we will trust Him.    Philippians 4:19 says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ." 

Activate God's Abundance

Story after story of God’s faithfulness can be found as you start talking to people who have chosen to become Biblical stewards financially! A sacrificial joy in generosity—miracles in abundance, job search, advancement, and investment; freedom from a poverty mentality; divine providence in the day-to-day—these are just a few hallmarks of a life of obedience in this area of giving. If you have any questions about Biblical Stewardship, simply ask a pastor today.

But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge,
in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
2 Corinthians 8:7

If being faithful financially feels hard, here are some tips to help you find success:

  • Treat the tithe as a non-negotiable. No matter what season of life you are in--no matter how tight your money is, give the tithe with commitment and faith. In God’s economy, your 90% after tithing is greater and will go farther than keeping 100%.
  • Give the tithe first. When you get your paycheck, when you come into unexpected cash--make giving of your “firstfruits” your goal.
  • Give offerings to worthy causes; in particular, give to causes that are making a proven, lasting spiritual impact. Ask God to put a passion in your heart for missions and for lost people.
  • Give in response to God’s voice, and give generously as He leads. Take confidence as you hear from Him. This will help you to not feel pressured to give when there is opportunity but God has not laid it on your heart to give. Remember, however, that no gift to God goes unused by God.
  • Don't procrastinate or forget the priority of giving offerings. It's much easier to give as you take in money than it is after you receive your bills as well as all the things you’d like to buy.  Give monthly, at the 1st of the month.
  • Give without the goal drawing attention to yourself. The Bible says to give so that your left hand doesn’t know what your right hand is doing. What that means is that God intended giving to be between Him and the giver, not to be shared with others as a way to gain “spiritual props”. Our duty in giving is simply to be faithful.
  • Remember, it’s all God’s money anyway. We’re just stewards – servants entrusted with it to live and do God’s will. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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