Giving Is an Act of Worship

At Faith Bible Church, we believe that giving is an act of worship. We believe that it is important and necessary for the church, as well as the individual to learn and grow in the area of Biblical stewardship. Stewardship is much more than just giving financially to the church. It’s even bigger than simply handling your money. It’s about how you handle everything.
Webster

 defines Stewardship as: the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
That being said – one of the most significant and challenging areas of life is financial management. In fact, 84% of college graduates realize they need more education on financial management topics. Most wish they had been taught while still in High School!
 

Why should I be concerned with financial stewardship?

Plain and simple – finances intersect with every other area of life. Finances have a deep and significant impact on your relationship with Jesus Christ, your relationship with others, and your physical and mental well-being!

Faith Bible Church exists to connect the hearts of people with God. The Bible is clear that money is the #1 competitor with Christ for your heart (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13). It is because of this fierce competition that we desire to see every person – young to old – grow in their knowledge of God’s financial principles. Quite frankly, one of the most important discipleship issues for a Christ-follower is how they handle the resources God has given them.
As it relates to our finances, God wants for us to . . .

♦ Be wise and faithful (1 Chronicles 29:11, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Luke 16:10-12)
♦ Avoid debt (Deuteronomy 28:12)
♦ Be content (Philippians 4:12)
♦ Be honest (Proverbs 21:6)
♦ Be ready to share with others (1 Timothy 6:18)
♦ Provide for our families (1 Timothy 5:8)

♦ Enjoy what He gives us (1 Timothy 6:17)
♦ Save for a rainy day (Proverbs 21:20)

Because God knew that finances would impact every area of life, including our walk with Him (Matthew 6:24, Luke 8:14), He said a lot about money management in His Word. The verses above are just a few of the 2,350 verses dealing with financial matters in the Bible. In addition to giving us the skills, talents, and ability to make money, and the direction and wisdom to manage it well, the Lord has also given each of us a purpose or role to fulfill in His Kingdom.

Some of you fill several critical roles, actively volunteering in one or more ministries at FBC or within the community. Know that God has you where you are for a reason. Some of you are still on the sidelines . . . waiting for the right time or opportunity to get involved. If that describes you, know that most volunteers never find the right time – they just decide to get involved and try out a few different opportunities until they find the right fit. If this describes you, let us officially invite you to be a part of what’s happening at Faith Bible Church.

Getting involved will be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself. In addition to being generous with your time, being generous with your finances is also one of the best things you can do for yourself. Some of the benefits you can expect include . . .

  • Material needs met/Reduced Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)
  • True Life (1 Timothy 6:18-19)
  • Increased capacity to give (Proverbs 11:24)
  • A more intimate relationship with Christ (Luke 16:11)

Whether you are still exploring this whole idea of giving of your finances, have recently made the decision to give systematically, or have been giving faithfully for a long time, please check out some of the resources we believe you’ll find helpful at the bottom of this page.

How do I give?

Contribution Options:

  • Online Giving Link
  • Place your gifts in an offering plate during any worship service.
  • Give online via eCheck or credit card.
  • Mail your contribution to the church office (address below).
  • Donate your assets (stocks, bonds, etc).

Cash & Checks

Please make checks payable to Faith Bible Church. These checks may be dropped off in the offering plates during any worship service. They may also be mailed to our church office at the address below:

Faith Bible Church
Attention: Finance Department

34541 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia MI. 48154

Donations, Securities and Contributions
Do you have questions about the donation of non-cash items (equipment, etc.), stocks, mutual funds, etc., or have issues related to contributions?
Contact Us at: info@fbclivonia.com

May our giving not end with the money, but may we also volunteer our talents and time, as we use the gifts God has given each of us for the common good.

 

Resources for further study & help:

Sermons on Giving and Stewardship
Don’t Be Anxious, Lay Up Treasure in Heaven, Part 1
Don’t Be Anxious, Lay Up Treasure in Heaven, Part 2
Magnifying God With Money
Money: Currency for Christian Hedonism


Other Resources (Books & Web sites)

Desiring God (Chapter 5: “Money: The Currency of Christian Hedonism”), by John Piper
Money, Possessions, and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn
Crown Financial Ministries