Why We Tithe

Pastor Scott NessMoney, News Notes, Pastor's Thoughts

Scripture teaches that give money to the church is an exercise of faith. It is far more about working on the heart of the giver than it is about the needs of the church to receive. Making a gift of money to the church consistently develops a snow ball effect of faithfulness. It is a celebration of God’s generosity to us. It reaffirms our role as managers (or stewards) of what has been passed on to us. And it builds in us a healthy relationship with our money. We control the money instead of the money controlling us.
All of this is true. But I don’t want to blow smoke either. The church is blessed by your gifts to do our shared ministry. Your gifts are the way that our operating costs are paid for through the months. In a real sense, St. John’s needs your financial gifts. However, scripture and social science is evidence that our need to give is a vital aspect of our growth, maturity, and overall well-being.

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Pastor Scott Ness

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Pastor Scott Ness loves stories and finding ways to use ordinary, everyday life to point to our amazing God. He strives to see with eyes of faith. He fails consistently. Through it all, God remains faithful and full of grace. When Pastor Scott isn't running around the church he is often found at home with his wife, Deanna and their six children.