Investing in Eternity is how we think about financial giving at Southside Bible Church. This is not something new to the Christian church – the first Christians were radically generous with their possessions because of their new-found boldness and fearlessness that came from the assurance of eternity. It was the quality of their generous community that demonstrated and proved the reality that the gospel changes lives. Jesus himself spoke many times concerning money and our wealth, for He knew it to be a big issue for those serving in His Kingdom and living in this world. Therefore the Bible tells us not to ignore our wealth and the way we use it.
We invite our partners to “Invest in Eternity” – for that is the only proper use of our money when it comes to followers of the One who was rich but became poor for our sake.
In the OT the Law spoke of “a tithe” (10%) of your income. We think this is a good starting point for Christians, but perhaps a better guide is to consider these three words; generous, sacrificial, and cheerful.
Give whatever amount results in you being Generous.
We believe that our giving should reflect the generosity of our God, who emptied Himself for our sake. Our resources are to be shared generously in order to accomplish God’s purpose of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
Give whatever amount results in you being Sacrificial.
We encourage sacrificial giving because it helps Christians to prioritise God’s eternal kingdom over earthly treasures and deepens our dependence on Him.
Give whatever amount results in you being Cheerful.
We want Christians to be cheerful because their resources are being used to breathe new life into people, helping them experience the transforming power of God’s love.
Across our Sunday Celebrations we don’t “pass the plate or bag” around – instead we have a yellow giving box located at the back of church, or encourage online giving where you can deposit directly to our bank accounts;
Bible Church (Westpac Bank)
BSB: 032 713 Account Number: 193 427
If you wish to financially support any of our 4 Mission Partners please send a message using the contact form below.