What is a Tithe?
The word "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income, isn't merely giving something to God. It's giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have and hope to have, comes from Him.
Why do we Give/Tithe?
The New Testament talks about the importance and benefits of giving. We are to give as we are able. Sometimes that means giving more than 10 percent; sometimes that may mean giving less. Giving depends on the ability of the Christian and the needs of the church. Every Christian should diligently pray and seek God’s wisdom in the matter of participating in tithing and/or how much to give “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5. Above all, all tithes and offerings should be given with pure motives and an attitude of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. “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 9:7.
How Can I Tithe?
We are all called to live abundant lives of service and giving that reflect God’s generosity and abundance. So what do we do with the blessings God has given us? God has called us to give generously (Deuteronomy 15:10), and in it says that God loves a cheerful giver (see above, 2 Corinthians 9:7). Through the ministries of Grace Hills Covenant Church, you can give with confidence knowing your gifts are wise investments in God’s mission throughout our community, surrounding areas, and the world.
You can make your gifts to Grace Hills Covenant in a variety of forms. You will receive a receipt of your tax-deductible gifts in accordance
with IRS requirements. Please let us know if you have
any specific needs regarding the timing of these notifications; otherwise, you
will receive the minimum summary of your gifts necessary to meet government
Forms of Giving
You can give cash in the offering basket during Sunday worship services or drop it off at the main office during normal business hours or place it in an envelope in the mail box outside the office. If you want your gift to be tax-deductible, please use the envelopes provided at the Welcome Table and record your full name and mailing address in the space provided.
Checks or Money Orders
Checks or money orders can be given in four ways:
- Placed in the offering basket
during Sunday worship
- Dropped off at the main office - You can place in the mailbox outside of the office if no one is there
- Mailed to Grace Hills Covenant
Church 1270 Suzanne Dr. Ste A, Angels Camp, CA 95222
- Automatic check withdrawal set up in your online banking site.*
Online giving (click on the GIVE HERE button below) enables you to view your giving history, print giving statements, create and edit scheduled giving series (such as a recurring tithe), and manage your method of giving. It's easy to sign up, it saves the church processing time, and your information is kept confidential and secure.*
You can also give through our Church Center app.
The benefits of giving through your bank or here online include:
~Taking a step of faith by deciding in advance to faithfully give~
~Simplifying your life by reducing the tasks you have to remember to do each week~
~Helping Grace Hills Covenant Church by providing a regular, recurring gift that we can depend on~
~Focusing on worship during the offering, knowing that you have already honored the Lord with your gift~
*Setting up an automatic withdrawal, whether through your bank or here online, is a safe, easy way to contribute to Grace Hills.
Most banks do not charge a fee to use their service. The Online Giving option charges a small fee to Grace Hills which you have the option to cover so your gift does more.