Discover the importance of giving in the life of the local church.
Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. Church Questions is a series by 9Marks that seeks to provide Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions about church life. Each booklet offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment.
Statistics show that while charitable giving is as popular as ever in America, giving to the church has dropped significantly in the past several decades. However, the Bible stresses the importance of giving as Christians—specifically for the benefit of the local church. In this short booklet, Jamie Dunlop addresses the question Why should I give to my church?—stressing three primary reasons for Christians to consider: it is spiritually rewarding, it accomplishes God’s purposes, and it brings him glory.