The Grace of Giving

Why should I give?

To express your gratitude to God and join in what He is doing.  God is a lavish giver.  The only reasonable response to such generosity is to share with others what God has so freely given us, joining with Him in changing lives and impacting eternity.

How Much should I give?

The answer to that question is between you and God.  A tithe, or 10%, is often considered a benchmark for Biblical giving.  However, the Bible does not say God owns 10% and the rest is ours; God owns everything and we are but stewards.  The most important question you can ask yourself is am I becoming more generous with my time, talents, and treasure, or more selfish?

How are my gifts used at Riverside?

Your giving envelope or online options will reflect one of two primary accounts we use at Riverside.
  • Fuel for Ministry:  This is our primary fund, supporting the mission and vision of Riverside church locally (this includes all ongoing ministry as well as special initiatives such as multisite development, outreach, facility improvement, and benevolence).
  • Fuel for Global Missions:  Donations to this fund support God's work world wide through the Great Commission Fund and other global outreach.
Gifts may be given digitally at any time.  You may also choose to bring tithes and offerings to our Sunday service, drop them off at our office window between the hours of 9-4 during the week, or to mail in your gift using one of our postage paid envelopes which can be picked up at the church.

Are there additional ways I can give?

If you would like to donate stock or give non-cash assets, contact Director of Finance, Judy.  If you would like to give of your time, check out the volunteer opportunities at Riverside.

Worth Remembering:

YOU can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
GOD owns everything.  I'm His money manager.
MY HEART always goes where I put God's money.
HEAVEN, not earth, is my home.
GIVING is the only antidote to materialism.
GOD prospers me to not raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.
--Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle