"But just as you excel in everything… see that you also excel in this grace of giving." - 2 Corinthians 8:7
If you are having any problems or need assistance with online giving, you can send an email to our finance team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bible says, "The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives." (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life. At Lakewood Church of God there are multiple ways to give. Find the one that's right for you . . .
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and our church. Some of them are. . .
- Faithfully Honoring God - When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
- Simplicity - You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
- Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
- Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
- Helping Lakewood Church of God – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Financial giving at Lakewood Church of God can generally be divided into two categories: tithes and offerings. The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe, which is ten percent of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. You can learn more about tithes here. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.
The ministry of Lakewood Church of God is funded by God's provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful Lakewood Church of God members and attenders. At Lakewood Church of God we honor God's provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of Lakewood Church of God remains beyond reproach.
Online Giving Privacy Policies
Your information is held securely by Fellowship One. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at email@example.com.