September 8, 2010
On Sunday evening, we will be continuing our series called Lessons in Service from the Life of Abraham. This week, our sermon title is “Serving = Tithing”.
This sermon is about serving God by making God #1 in our financial lives. Not just using our money in ways that glorify Him, but becoming the kind of people who yield control of our finances to Him by asking Him what we are supposed to give, and then simply giving it first.
This week, we will explore these 3 truths:
1) God has given us everything! We serve by giving back a portion of what we have received.
2) God asks for our first fruits–the first things we produce or earn. This principal is consistent throughout Scripture.
3) God invites us to tithe as an act of love. He doesn’t “need” or even “demand” our money. God knows that our spending decisions both reveal and reinforce where our affections are. “Where your treasures lie, there your heart will be also.”
Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, and bring a message called “Serving = Tithing”.
Feel free to take a “sneak peek” at the Scripture passage for the week.
November 14, 2009
From the very beginning, God has asked us to be a tithing church–where we give away the first 10% of our church’s income before we pay our bills.
As a new church in Raytown, we are committed to joining in with other ministries who are already doing effective ministry in our community. This is a good opportunity for us to learn to be generous with no strings attached.
Thanks to God’s faithfulness through our generous congregation, we have already been able to give away over $6500 to community partners in the first 11 months that we have been a church.
We have donated in Jesus’ name to these great organizations who are addressing critical physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs in the greater Raytown area :
Kansas City Alpha Invitation http://www.alphausa.org/Articles/1000048660/Vision_Event.aspx
Hillcrest Ministries http://www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org/
River of Refuge Dreamcenter http://www.riverofrefuge.com/
Hope Network http://hopeforraytown.org/
Open Door Dinner Program at One Spirit Methodist Church http://www.gbgm-umc.org/onespiritumc/
Raytown Emergency Assistance Program http://www.raytownreap.org
Summer Backpack Lunch Program http://raytowncc.org/sites/default/files/pilot/pilot.pdf
Vineyard Overland Park—We were able to share a small donation with our “sending church” for their new building http://www.vineyardop.org
Raytown Educational Foundation http://www.raytowneducationalfoundation.org
Angel Tree http://www.angeltree.org
Hope Kitchen http://raytownfirstchurch.org/whatsnew.html
Living Word Testament Church–Another church plant right here in Raytown.