Giving to St. Paul's
"Each of you must give as you have made up your mind,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance,
so that by always having enough of everything,
you may share abundantly in every good work (2Cor. 9:7-8)."
One of the privileges of Christianity is sharing the gifts God has generously given us by making a commitment of our time, our talents, and our treasure to the ministry of Jesus Christ. God gives, and calls us to give.
God calls us to share his mission of caring for the world, using all the gifts he has given us. We are stewards, caretakers of God's gifts. Everything we have was a gift from God, and he asks us to use it all for his purposes. Generosity flows naturally out of our gratitude for the gifts of love, family, and life itself.
In the church, we are stewards of the good news of God's love for us in Jesus Christ. We are called to share that good news with new generations. But we live in a world where sharing that news is becoming ever more challenging. In order to share the good news, we need financial and other resources.
The Episcopal Church affirms the Biblical practice of "tithing," which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God.