Why We Give
As followers of Christ, we believe that the sacrificial giving of our resources is a tangible form of worship that we can all participate in. The purpose behind giving is not in the amount or quality of the resource sacrificed, but in the heart that prompted the giving in the first place. Therefore, giving is an act of worship and how we give is a reflection of our heart.
We would never suggest how much or what you should give, but the principle that we ascribe to is that “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” This suggests that the primary purpose of giving is not to provide for the needs of the church – although God does utilize these gifts to do just that – but rather the purpose of our sacrifice is to align our hearts with the truth that God has provided all that we have. We acknowledge His provision by placing our resources in a context that reminds us that they are not really ours, and we give freely and generously as an act of worship, submitting ourselves to the bigger picture of God’s sovereignty and provision.
How to Give
There are several ways to worship through giving. Financial gifts are accepted into two major funds at Vail Christian Church. The first is the General Fund used to maintain our budget. The second is to the Taking New Ground Campaign, our capital campaign to continue our building endeavors of our campus.
We have three methods for giving that make giving convenient and intentional. First, you can give online. Through The Courtyard, we have a secure and convenient giving page that allows you to make a one-time gift or set up repeating gifts from your checking account or bank card. Second, you can text your gift using 520-394-6555. After a simple setup, you can give to the General Fund by entering a dollar amount. Finally, we have giving boxes at each worship station during our Sunday morning worship services for everyone to use during worship. If you would like personalized giving envelopes for your weekly offering, please contact Danné Thompson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to answer any questions you have about giving and our secure online giving system through The Courtyard. Our hope is that Vail Christian Church will strive to be a church who is generous, intentional and sacrificial.