Why to Give
Why We Give
As Christians, we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts for Kingdom work. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Each year, we ask our members to commit to their tithes and offerings for the coming year in support of our church’s ministry and mission.
We do this for three reasons:
- All we have is a gift from God, so we believe that giving to God’s work is an act of worship.
- At Pasadena, giving is an expectation of membership. The church does not specify how much an individual should give, but we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income and increase that amount as they are able.
- Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, missions, community service, and building and operational needs.
An Approach to Giving
- Begin with prayer. Thank God for your blessings and ask for guidance and discernment.
- Assess your income and giving. Determine your current giving as a percentage of your income.
- Set your giving goal. If you are not currently tithing (giving 10 percent of your income), start with a lower percentage and then plan to increase the percentage each year, growing toward the tithe. The important thing is to begin the spiritual discipline of regular, consistent giving.
- Determine your giving method. Take a look at the ways you can give and select the option that is best for both you and the church.
- Worship with gratitude. Fill out your 2023 annual commitment card and bring it in to worship this month. As a congregation, we will express our gratitude to God and present our cards, representing our commitment to God’s ministry through our church.
Impact at a Glance
Take a look at the profound impact your gifts had in 2023 locally and around the world.
- People were baptized into the Christian faith.
- Children received their 3rd grade Bible.
- Students confirmed their faith.
- Bags of Food Distributed from our Food Pantry
- Pack-a-Snack were filled with nutritious food for families experiencing food insecurity.
- People were visited in hospitals or care facilities.
- Cumulative worship attendees online, in-person or on television.
- People read the weekly Thursday Times email.
- Children participated in Vacation Bible School (VBS).
- Cumulative adults participated in Bible study or classes.
Corporate Stewardship & Financial Reporting
As a church, because we value corporate stewardship and transparency, in addition to individual stewardship, we make our quarterly financial statistics available to the public.