Why Should I Give?
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.
How Do We Give?
Before we can determine the amount to give - which varies from person to person - we have to look at how God encourages and commands us to approach giving.
In the Bible, 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)
- secretly (Matthew 6:2-4)
Should I Tithe?
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.
There are multiple ways you can give to God's mission of making disciples through One Hope Church:
Donations can be made via ACH deposit or via credit / debit card and set up as one-time or recurring gifts via our simple and secure online giving portal:
Using your phone, text any dollar amount (ex. $50) to 84321. After a simple, one-time setup process, you can give by sending any dollar amount to that same number to give immediately.
Donations will be withdrawn from a bank account or credit / debit card of your choosing and not via your phone bill.
Mail checks to the One Hope Office located at 11317 Lake Underhill Rd. Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32825. Please make checks payable to "One Hope Church."
In addition to the options above, there is always an opportunity to give during our Worship Gatherings.