living a generous life
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Proverbs 3:9 (The Message)
God is extravagantly generous. He has created all things and all things belong to Him. As apprentices of Jesus, we are created in His image and called to reflect His generosity in all of life. This generosity has been woven into the very fabric of our humanity.
Tragically, God’s original design has been badly corrupted. This corruption often leads to destructive and unhealthy attitudes and actions. In a fallen world, there is no issue that is more challenging or in more need of God’s redemptive power than the issue of how we handle money.
At Christ Community we are committed to live under the reign of God. When it comes to money, we seek to model God’s design in a way that will reflect His glory. When we honor God’s design, the Bible says that “we are like a tree, firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season…in whatever we do, we prosper.” The deepest longings of our hearts are satisfied when we live according to our creation design.
God’s Word has no shortage of counsel when it comes to money. There are more than 2,350 verses that deal with God’s design for our financial fitness. The Bible makes a couple of things very clear: Everything belongs to God and the local church is at the heart of God’s redemptive plan.
This time of year, many of us make decisions regarding our year-end giving. If giving at year-end is part of your rhythm of charitable giving, and we want to encourage you to make Christ Community a priority. We are most grateful for the many tangible demonstrations of joyful generosity our church family continually demonstrates. Thanks for being such a generous congregation.
NOTE: Gifts may be dropped off in person at the Multisite Office (10901 Lowell, Ste. 290, Overland Park, KS 66210) between 8am – 4pm through Friday, 12/30.
ways to give
As apprentices of Jesus, we are created in His image and called to reflect His generosity in all of life. At Christ Community Church, we have a number of ways to assist you as you honor God through the giving of your financial resources.
Gifts received or postmarked by December 31 of each year are included in your giving statement for that year. To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, the IRS advises you should not file your income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your annual contributions from the church. Statements for the previous calendar year will be mailed in January.
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