We believe giving is at the heart of the message of the Gospel. John 3:16 says, “God loved the world so much that He gave…” Money can be a sensitive issue in the context of church, but it is also one of the best determining factors on the disposition of our hearts, according to Jesus (Matthew 6:19).
Here is how we see it:
PEOPLE ARE MOST IMPORTANT
As a church, people are the focus of everything we do, not their money. We don’t view things through the lens of a donor base, giving units or pet projects for those with money. We want everyone who comes to feel welcome, whether or not you give financially toward our cause.
FINANCIAL GIVING IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT WORSHIP
Some people give out of duty, others give as an investment to get something back, but neither is the biblical mandate for giving. Giving is an act of worship between you and God and therefore should not be done out of compulsion or guilt (Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 9:6-8).
WE PREFER TO SEE IT AS WHAT WE GIVE OUT, NOT WHAT WE BRING IN.
Those who generously contribute to Catalyst know that it is to benefit the people who walk in the doors and the community where we live. Plus we believe in supporting church plants nationally and around the world. For more on who we support check out our network page.
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, BUT IT IS NECESSARY IN SOCIETY
We wish we lived in a utopian society where we could get free use of facilities and unlimited free data packages on cell phones. But the reality is that we have budgeted items that need to be funded to keep things moving along. We’re doing our best to work with a lean budget that reflects what we feel is important to God.
OPEN BOOK POLICY ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Things are pretty straightforward. Ask us. We’ll show you.
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