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In the Bible, we’re encouraged to think of the generosity of God as a motivation for giving (2 Corinthians 8:9). We remember that Jesus defined the concept of generosity when He descended from heaven, lived in our brokenness, and died a humiliating death for us on a cross.
Our gratitude for the death of Jesus (Romans 5:8) and the life that He gave us (Romans 6:5) motivates our generosity. It’s also exciting to take part in something bigger than yourself. With our pooled resources, we are able to make a bigger impact on our city, the nations, and generations than we ever could alone.
God’s people are called to give generously (2 Corinthians 8:3), cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:6-7), sacrificially (1 John 3:16-17), spontaneously (Matthew 5:42), regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2), and privately (Matthew 6:2-4).
The word “tithe” (Malachi 3:10) simply means “tenth.” Practically, to give a tithe is to give the first 10% of your income before taxes or anything else comes out.
Partners at One Hope Church are committed to using the tithe as a baseline but not as a ceiling for our giving. We consider giving beyond the tithe to be an opportunity to demonstrate God’s generosity to others.
For clarity, we understand that for some, 10% will be incredibly difficult to manage while for others it won’t even be noticed. More important than an amount or a percentage is that you give to God first and generously of what you have.
All (100%) of your financial donations go to supporting ministry on the ground. This includes paying our Pastors and Staff, leasing and rent of our meeting spaces, financial support of our Strategic Partners including on-campus ministries at UCF, ongoing communications and administrative platforms, and resources for our weekend and weekday ministry initiatives.
All of the finances are managed by the plurality of Elders and Pastors with no single individual having universal access or control of all funds. Spending by our Pastors and Staff is reported weekly and approved by our bookkeeper who reports to the Elders. Elders and Pastors receive weekly reports detailing every purchase, expense, and current balance.
Our Elders proactively provide financial updates to the Partners (members) throughout the course of the year and provide a thorough review and proposal for the operating budget every November. Partners are allowed to request more details from the Finance Team at any time throughout the year.