Martin Luther said “there are three conversions necessary: the conversion of the heart, the conversion of the mind, and the conversion of the purse.” Followers of Christ have an incredible opportunity to proclaim the gospel and give evidence of God’s work in them as they give generously.
Whether you are bringing your tithe in obedience to God or giving a contribution to a ministry as an act of generosity, your investment through CTM will result in more return than in any other place in the world – changed lives for eternity.
Your contributions through CTM will help spread Christ’s message of live, hope, and healing to so many people in so many places – around the corner and around the world.
creative giving ideas
If you would like to give something other than cash to God through Church That Matters, here are some ideas of acceptable contributions:
- land or real estate
- coin collections
- beneficiary rights to portions of your estate
What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?
The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is what you give above and beyond the 10%.
Why do we tithe?
The Bible tells us that “the purpose of the tithe is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder to us that God is our provider and it is He who supplies everything good in our lives. And tithing is God’s invitation to experience the outpouring of His blessing in our lives (Malachi 3:10)
Is online giving secure? Our online giving is currently through paypal. This is a service used by many businesses such as Amazon.com and ebay.com. It is safe and secure. You can read their security information at PayPals’s security center.
Will I receive a contribution statement for my online gift? Yes. Contribution statements will be mailed out twice per year in July and in January.