God's people have always been characterized by giving, but the way they've given has changed over time. For example, people no longer bring goats, sheep, calves and grain to God as they did in the Old Testament. Giving money is simpler, cleaner and theologically sounder since Jesus has made the ultimate sacrifice. As the way that money is exchanged changes, we at Church of Christ are extending members a new way to offer their financial gifts to God.
Anyone who would like to give to Hope Church online is welcome to do so through our Venmo (@hopechurchhc). Our logo is the picture on the Venmo account. The system makes it easy to quickly transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. One-time gifts and recurring withdrawals can both be set up, and gifts can be given either to the church's general fund or a specific church project.
At Hope, we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check.
In addition to our recurring monthly bills, mortgage and salaries-- we consider it "money well spent" on our youth group, projects to improve the church and for community outreach. We are transparent with the ways our money is spent. If you would like to see a quarterly gains/loses spreadsheet from our accountant, please let Rachel know.
Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At Hope, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and give as God leads them