I have something exciting I want to share with all of you. In an effort to be faithful stewards with what God has entrusted us with, I want to tell you about a new service we are using to help with our calling of being generous believers. In 2 Corinthians Paul demonstrates the call of stewardship to the Church in support of Macedonian believers. "He says these words: "The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart-not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow in you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work." -2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (HCSB)
We now offer a new online giving solution to our congregation (see the form above that says, "MY ONLINE DONATION." The hope and prayer of our church staff and myself is that offering online giving will allow us to accomplish a couple of things.
First, it will provide the flexibility for our members to give how they want to, regardless of day or time. You'll be able to give your tithes and offerings in several different ways. The form that says, "My Online Donation" above is such a place. You can also give on an upcoming mobile giving app, and via text message. That's right, you can text to 574-406-0110 an amount you want to give and after registering with the the site, give the amount you desire to give. Part of the flexibility we are giving you is the payment method you use to give. Of course, you'll still be able to give via a check, even through our online giving platform. You can also give with a credit or debit card with any of the giving mediums I mentioned above. All of this is done through a very secure site that is as secure as any online banking offers.
Second, it will help all of us better develop a habit of giving regularly. Online giving is going to help us be better stewards by affording you the opportunity to give on a regular basis. You will be able to set up recurring tithes and offerings. Many use online bill pay to take care of their househould bills. This is much the same, but it's not just paying a bill. It's being obedient to God and fulfilling what He calls us to do.
Pray about how God is calling you to give and be a faithful and obedient steward in our mission of making disciples. Giving is truly a worship experience, and online giving can enrich that experience. Without it, we may miss out on an incredible way of becoming more like Christ, both as individuals and as members of His Church. I love Radiant Life...I love the people of Radiant Life...and I love the opportunity to be faithful in our tithes and offerings to Him. As the Apostle Pauls reminds us, "God loves a cheerful giver." Thank you for your faithfulness to God. If you have any questions about this giving platform, or concerns, please let us know. ~ Pastor John Utley
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!"Malachi 3:10 NLT