"The earth is the Lord's and all it contains." (Psalm 24:1)
The Bible tells us three truths about God and money:
- Truth #1: Everything belongs to God.
- Truth #2: Everything comes from God.
- Truth #3: Everything is distributed to us by God.
With that understanding, we believe that we are stewards of what God has allowed us to have. And our desire - when it comes to our income, our saving, our spending, our giving, is to honor God with everything.
At First Free Church, we are committed to giving regularly to what God is doing here and around the world. It's a way that we can partner with God in His work. We believe individual giving should be proportionate to God's individual blessings with tithing as the norm.
But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving… Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - (2 Corinthians 8:7 and 9:7)