Support God’s Work in Our Own Community
God is doing a great work at Calvary Glenwood Springs. Would you commit to being a part of it? Your gift will be used to support the needs of the church and evangelism in our community.
The Bible teaches that Christians should give (1) regularly, (2) from the first part of our earnings, (3) in proportion to our income, (4) cheerfully, and (5) freely, not as a result of compulsion or pressure.
You can support Calvary in a significant way by investing in God’s plan for Calvary to reach thousands of people with the transforming message of God’s grace. By giving to Calvary, you become part of God’s provision and an answer to prayer as you participate in helping the Gospel go forward in our community. May the Lord continue to bless you as you invest His resources into His Kingdom. Support Calvary as your home church and make an impact in your community.
We believe giving is at the heart of the message of the Gospel. John 3:16 says, “God loved the world so much that He gave…” Money can be a sensitive issue in the context of the church, but it is also one of the best determining factors on the disposition of our hearts, according to Jesus (Matthew 6:19).
Here are some more thoughts on the subject of giving:
PEOPLE ARE MOST IMPORTANT
As a church, people are the focus of everything we do, not their money. We don’t view things through the lens of a donor base, giving units or pet projects for those with money. We want everyone who comes to feel welcome, whether or not you give financially toward our cause.
FINANCIAL GIVING IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT WORSHIP
Some people give out of duty, others give as an investment to get something back, but neither is the biblical mandate for giving. Giving is an act of worship between you and God and therefore should not be done out of compulsion or guilt (Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 9:6-8).
WE PREFER TO SEE IT AS WHAT WE GIVE OUT, NOT WHAT WE BRING IN.
Those who generously contribute to Calvary Chapel know that it is to benefit the people who walk in the doors and the community where we live. Plus we believe in supporting missions and outreach around the world.
SUPPORT THE PASTOR AND HIS FAMILY
The church pays the pastor a modest salary so he and his family can live and minister here in Glenwood Springs. Matthew 10:10 says, “The worker is worthy of his support.” The Bible makes it clear that people who sow into people’s lives spiritual things should be able to do so in hope of reaping material rewards (1 Corinthians 9:6-14, Romans 15:26-27,1 Timothy 5:17). People in the ministry face pressure in spiritual and natural realms most can never comprehend. The last thing they need is the financial burden of figuring out how they’re going to survive.
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, BUT IT IS NECESSARY FOR SOCIETY
We wish we lived in a utopian society where we could get free use of facilities and unlimited free data packages on cell phones. But the reality is that we have budgeted items that need to be funded to keep things moving along. We’re doing our best to work with a lean budget that reflects what we feel is important to God.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS WE ASK TO GUIDE OR BUDGET
- How is God glorified through this expenditure?
- Does this expense contribute to church health?
- Are lives being transformed when we purchase this?
- Does this expense help people learn the Bible?
- Will this spending help people build friendships and relationships?
OPEN BOOK POLICY ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Things are pretty straightforward. Ask us. We’ll show you.
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