Giving @ CPC

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT FINANCIAL GIVING

  • 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).

  • Tithes and offerings: The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe, which is ten percent of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. Offerings are additional giving, when we feel called to give over and above our tithe to missions or other designated ministries.
     
  • People are most important- As a church, people are the focus of everything we do, not their money. We want everyone who comes to feel welcome, whether or not you give financially toward our cause and to grow as His disciple.
     
  • We prefer to see it as what we give out, not what we bring in - Those who generously contribute to CPC know that it is to benefit the ministries of CPC, people in need who walk in the doors, local ministries within the community where we live and missionaries around the world. For more on who we support check out our missions page.
     
  • Life isn't about money, but it is necessary in 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.
     
  • Open book policy on financial management - Things are pretty straightforward. Ask us. We'll show you. Contact John Exell at john@cpcventura.org.