“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
—2 Corinthians 9:7-8
“Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.“
Why is it important to give?
Giving tithe and offering shows your commitment to Jesus and to Hydrate Church. Since you can give your offering to any church, your gift to us is a sign of confidence in our ministry. This may be a big decision for you and we want to explain a few things before you take this step. First of all, we do not want to pressure you in any way. God will provide for Hydrate as He sees fit. Please read 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (below) to better understand why we do not want to pressure you. Giving should be an act of joy. It is clearly an act of worship and as the scripture says, “God loves a cherrful giver.” Secondly, we do desire for you to partner with us financially because we believe that you will be blessed (see Philippians 4:17-19 below). Here are a few reasons that we believe it is important to give to Hydrate.
We are a giving church.
We have chosen to write into our bylaws that Hydrate will give no less than 10% of our budget to missions. This is just a base—a starting point, if you will. A portion of these funds are used locally to feed homeless men, women and children, to support Pregnancy Care Centers, to provide gifts for the less fortunate, to clean parks and to do various other local projects. Also, a portion goes to national missions such as helping fund new churches. We also use a portion of these funds to support global missions.
Every Sunday we present the life-giving message of Jesus Christ.
We are dedicated to helping people live for Jesus and experience His presence. To do this we need to be available and your giving helps us to do that. Each week we minister, lead in worship and give encouragement from the Bible to people who are hurting and in need. You can join in this God-given call by partnering with Hydrate through your giving and by joining our team.
We live for Jesus every day.
We equip people to live for Jesus in their everyday life. In fact, we teach that if faith does not effect the everyday, it is not real faith. The Bible calls this discipleship. Now, Jesus never asked the church to “save” anyone but He commanded the church to disciple all the nations. It is through faithful giving that we are empowered finacially to obey Jesus’ call to disciple.
Are you ready to partner with Hydrate? Are you ready to become a Hydrater through giving?