Why We Give
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7, 11
In response to God’s generosity to you, we invite you to take the time to do as God suggests and give generously to the work we do together as a family at Calvary and the many missions and agencies that we support. To help you do this as you have “decided in your heart,” we encourage you to answer the following questions.
Where are you now on the generosity ladder?
- If you are already experiencing the blessings of tithing, or if you are already giving to God beyond the tithe, is God calling you to take a step of faith and to increase the percentage you are already giving to the ministry of Calvary?
- If you have given consistently to the ministry at Calvary but have never taken the step to give a full tithe (10%) of all God has provided for you, is God calling you to become a tither? Are you willing to listen to God’s challenge to “test me in this?” - Malachi 3:10
- If you have only given occasionally here at Calvary, is God calling you to take a step of faith and become a consistent giver? This could be quarterly, monthly, biweekly, or weekly. It could be a set amount that you decide in advance or a percentage of what God has provided for you at the time.
- If you have not yet given financially to the ministry here at Calvary, is God calling you to take that step of faith? Calvary is making a difference in our community and in the lives of those who call Calvary their church home. Please help to make even a greater impact in 2019!
Ways to Give
There are many ways for you to give including one-time gifts to Calvary or a specific ministry such as youth, memorials, missions, or endowments or recurring gifts set to an amount and schedule you select.
Securely Give Online
Online giving can be done safely and securely at the link on the right (or click here). The system asks you to set up an account. This information will remain private and will never be shared with third parties other than to process your scheduled contributions. Online giving can be set to recur on a schedule and with amounts you determine. If you plan to give exclusively online and will no longer need the use of offering envelopes, please contact to let us know.
Giving of our Time, Talents and Testimony
If you are interested in volunteering with a Calvary ministry team or with a specific project, contact the ministry team chair or the church office. Wanting to join a small group study? Look at the brochure rack outside the office to find a group that meets on a date/time/location that is right for you. Keep up with the activities at Calvary by subscribing to the Monday update and our Daily Devotions email. Contact the office ( ) with your email address. Sermon recordings and bulletins are posted weekly at http://www.clcs.org if you are not able to join in worship.