O n l i n e   g i v i n g

Giving is an important part of spiritual life and development for those who identify as followers of Christ. If you don't identify that way, we don't want you to feel pressured in any way to donate at this time. Giving financially is not meant to be a way to make a point, make ourselves feel better, or to earn favor from God.  We give because God has first given to us and so, as an act of worship, we aim to steward the resources He has blessed us well. We welcome you to join with us and share in our sacred experience of seeking the Kingdom of God through our finances.  For more information, scroll down to see how you might give and to where your resources will be used. 


Give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

recurring giving

If you are currently or wish to be a consistent and regular financial contributor to Hope Covenant Church, this is the option for you! 


The Biblical precedent behind recurring giving comes out of the Old Testament idea of "first-fruits" which can be found in many places. In one such place the scripture states "Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first-fruits of all your increase" (Prov. 3:9)


The essential principle is that we, as believers, commit to providing an offering as our first act with our resources. We at Hope Covenant Church recognize God is responsible and in control for everything in our life but that God has given us the opportunity to join with the Holy Spirit by giving back to God what we have been given. As such we offer the option to set up a direct from account recurring offering.


This is also a practical option! So many of us do not give what we commit to for logistical reasons. We forget the check book; we don't carry cash; we are on vacation or miss service on the Sunday we normally give; or we just plain forget- you get the idea. 

 

We know regular and planned giving can be scary but we also believe it's an essential step in spiritual development. If we say we trust God with our lives we must trust God with our resources. Remember, we are called not to live by a spirit of fear but out of the Love God has given us (1 Tim. 1:7). Are you ready to take the next step of faith and give out of confidence that God will provide? 


Click the link, create an account (if applicable), enter your gift amount, and click the check box "Make this gift recurring". 

Give a one time Gift

We understand that there are times that we are moved by the Holy Spirit to give a one time gift above our planned giving. If you haven't given before, would like to support a specific ministry, or otherwise are moved to give a one time gift, Click the Link, enter your gift amount and indicate (if applicable) a ministry you wish to support. 

Where are resources spent?

You might be asking yourself, "When I give an offering, where does it go?" That's a great question and one you should absolutely ask of any church or other charitable organization! When you make a monetary donation to Hope Covenant Church it goes to one of three general places: 

  • The largest portion of funds collected go to the ministries of our local congregation. This includes Student Ministries, Family Ministries, and Adult Ministries as well as general maintenance of church property and funds for the spiritual life and development of the congregation. (1 Tim. 5:17)
  • The second largest portion go directly to our ministries of care and compassion. Our ministries of care and compassion are best described as the assistance of those in need. That might look like providing for specific needs like Camp Scholarship Funds and our Personal Care Pantry or more generally giving out grocery gift cards or financial assistance to people who lack basic necessities. (1 John 3:17)
  • We also make it a priority to support our conference and denomination. The funds that go to partner churches are modest but we continue to give knowing that our ministry at Hope is not exhaustive. Funds which go to the Conference and Denomination are responsible for supporting missions work, easing felt needs like disaster relief, planting churches, and caring for all churches and ministers who identify as Covenant. (Rom. 15:26)

Ready to Give?

Simply click the link to set up an online account for recurring giving or to make a one time donation. Thank you so much for supporting the ministry of Hope Covenant Church!