What is Offering?

What is Offering?

Offering – The gifts brought to God beyond our tithes. 

An offering is not linked to what we earn—it is freely given by Christians based on their financial situation in life. An offering may be given to express thanks, give praise, or to show our love for God.

What does God want?

God wants us to value what He values:  a heart that overflows with thankfulness for the One who saved us and who gives us all things.  Those who give from the heart are “free” to give generously, willingly, and cheerfully in response to the love and grace that abounds in Christ.

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 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. 8 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 9:6-8 NIV)