Our tithes and offering reflects a grateful heart and giving back to God a portion of what He has given us; in reality, what’s already His. It shows God that He is first in our lives by taking the opportunity to give with the expectation that God will faithfully supply all our needs.
The Bible says, “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives” (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB).
Giving your tithes is one way to worship God—to honor Him as your provider and remind yourself that all of your resources belong to Him and are provided through His grace. As you give away that first 10% of your income, you set your course to honor God in the way you handle the rest of your finances.
The tithe is 10% of your gross income. In addition, consider giving God the first-fruits of other resources as well, such as your time. Take time out of the first part of your day in a quiet place and focus on worship and prayer. We encourage you to invest your gifts and abilities in your church and community.
“When you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land and present them to the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 26:1-2)
Yes, Catalyst and our vendors provide the latest technology in regards to encryption and security.
All major card brands such as VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Also, you have the option to use ACH/eCheck transactions.
Giving electronically is completely optional. We will continue to collect contributions as we always have, and you are more then free to continue to give by check or cash if you like.
For those of us who give a set amount weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly by check. It's also great for members of the military on deployment or those that have erratic schedules and aren't able to consistently give at a worship service.
Yes, just make sure the option to "MAKE THIS GIFT RECURRING" is unchecked.
The system we're using uses 128-bit SSL technology for data transactions. All personal, credit card, & bank information is submitted using 128-bit encryption. It is the industry standard used by banking institutions, Wall Street, etc. There is no stronger form of protection than this encryption and by doing this, we eliminate the possibility that someone might "tap" the line and extract your personal data from it.