Look around and what do you see at Waters of Life?
People talking and sharing a cup of coffee. The Waters of Life worship band leading an energetic worship service; a first-time guest signing a name tag; people listening diligently to a relevant message; children learning about The Bible and God.
Each of these is possible because Water’s of Life is a member’s supported church. Without the tithes and offerings of the members and attenders it would be impossible to offer ministries that help people to become fully developing followers of Jesus. Imagine…. what would happen if 100% of the regular attenders took a step to become a regular giver at Waters of Life. These are just a few things that would be possible:
*Expansion of current ministries
*Creation of new ministries
*More lives radically changed
*Deeper personal relationships with God
*Greater impact in our communities
· Giving helps me grow in faith
· Giving supports the ministries of Waters of Life
· Giving allows me to be a part of God’s impact
One of the greatest measures of spiritual maturity is how to handle the resources that God has given to us. Stewardship, honoring God with our finances, is a form of discipleship that will help you become a fully developing follower of Jesus.
What does the Bible say about giving?
· The Bible says more about giving than Heaven, Prayer and even faith. Here is just a sample about what God says about giving:
1. Faithful giving draws me closer to God.
“Wherever your treasure is there will your heart and thoughts will be also.”
2. Faithful giving blesses me in return.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do says, the Lord Almighty, I will open up the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try me let me prove it to you! “ Malachi 3:10
3. Faithful giving reminds me that everything belongs to God.
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he that gives you the ability to produce wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18
There are 4 easy ways to give:
1. Give on Sunday at Waters of Life
You can give on Sunday using our envelop program and drop it in the offering as it goes around.
2. Giving on line at watersoflifelc.org
Giving online is a safe and easy way to give
3. Give by mailing in your gift into Waters of Life
Simply mail in your gift to WOL 6221 Rice Lake Rd Duluth, MN 55803
4. Give through the Automatic Bank debit option.
The Automatic Bank debit option is a flexible giving option that allows you to set up a monthly or biweekly option. The Waters of Life sign-up form is available in the church office and can be mailed to you for you convenience.
How much should I give?
The Bible says 10% net to the church.
Is my tithe tax deductable?
All contributions are 100% tax deductable if we can track them. Dollar bills cannot be tracked unless they are in an envelope.
This is Stewardship month and I look forward to sharing a 5-Sunday Stewardship Preaching Series with you. God bless your discipleship!