“We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. We are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of others.” 2 COR 8:20-21 TNIV
WHY DO I GIVE?
Abram commenced it; Jacob continued it; Moses commanded it; Malachi confirmed it; Jesus commanded it and God congratulated it.
WHAT DO I GIVE?
– The Tithe/ To see the power of God
– The Offering/ To see the blessing of God
– Firstfruits/ To see the increase of God
The scriptures are very clear that the Tithe is for a power blessing. The Devoted Offering is for a blessing of replenishment and exchange. And the Firstfruit is for the blessing of increase.
HOW DO I GIVE
allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking or savings account. This option helps individuals and families remain faithful in giving, even when they are out of town or unable to attend weekend services. On-line giving is not only easy, but is also secure.
– Payroll Deduction:
this method allows one’s employer to deduct specific contributions to be directly deposited in the church’s account.
– Credit or Debit card:
this method allows members to use their debit or credit card for their tithes, offerings & special gifts.
– By Mail:
mail your tithes, offerings or special donations to:
Po Box 29105
Chicago IL 60629
WHERE DONATIONS GO?
General Operations Fund – Donations to Centennial MBC support its general operating fund, which makes possible its day-to-day ministries and activities.
Missions and Outreach – feeding the hungry, street witnessing, nursing home & shelter visits.
Will I receive a Giving Statement?
Yes, you will receive a yearly statement of your contributions, for which you provided your name and address, in order to receive credit. For cash contributions you must also provide your name and address. If you have moved recently, a change of address form is available in the administrative office. All contributions to CMBC are held in the strictest of confidence.
How Does CMBC uphold financial accountability?
Centennial MBC is committed to honoring the Lord’s resources by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices and full accountability. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls, as well as an annual audit performed by an independent accounting firm.
Can I make non-cash contributions?
Yes. Many people find creative ways to support the on-going activities of CMBC. It is our desire to leave a legacy of wealth for future generations. This may be done by life insurance, stock and mutual fund transfers, bequests and charitable gift fund donations.
GIVING FINANCIALLY, FIRST OF ALL, IS COMMANDED BY GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND COMMENDED BY JESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. IT’S A WAY OF SUPPORTING THE OUTREACH OF THE LOCAL MINISTRY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT’S OUR WAY OF RESPONDING TO THE GRACE AND GENEROSITY OF A BENEVOLENT GOD.
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