theChapel is entrenched in a culture of giving. We see giving as an act of worship. We give of everything we have…our time, our stuff, & our money; the bottom line is, we want to meet needs.
But God really doesn’t need our money. God’s plans are not dependent on whether or not you give. Tithing is an act of WORSHIP in which we RETURN to God a tenth of what he’s trusted us to manage. This is to demonstrate that what we have is not ours, and we don’t put our trust in the things we can earn or accumulate, but rather our trust is in God (Psalm 20:7).
We tithe on the whole amount (the gross) that comes in because God should be first (Leviticus 27:30). He’s asked for the first fruits, and that’s what we bring. We also view our church as what God referred to as the storehouse (Malachi 3:7-10). So you should give your whole tithe into a church that you call home. That allows the church to stand as a central resource for the needs of your community.
Offerings are a bit different. They happen when God’s Spirit directs us to give over and above the tithe toward a specific thing that is advancing the Kingdom (2 Corinthians 8:2-5). It’s not the result of an emotional appeal or making you feel bad because you have something and someone else doesn’t, it should always be a response to something spiritual taking place. We all can grow to know the difference.
Above all, it’s important not to see either of these practices as RULES. They’re meant simply to demonstrate the content of your heart. When you take all of your trust off of your abilities and your earnings, and then you put that trust on God where it belongs, tithe and offering will be the overflow of a thankful heart.
Give using Pushpay
Visit here to access our safe, secure online giving system. Here you can manage your tax-deductible donations by scheduling recurring donations and initiating one-time donations. theChapel app giving tab also uses Pushpay!
Send a text message to 77977 with keyword theChapeldotcc followed by the amount in the message field. (eg. theChapeldotcc 50) You’ll get a text back to complete your one-time registration.
Hint: Save the number as a Give Contact for quick use in the future.
If you prefer, you can give during our weekend services by filling out the envelope found in the back of the seat in front of you and placing it in one of the giving buckets or our giving boxes located on the back walls of the worship center or our foyer. You can use the giving envelope on a weekend to give by cash, check or credit card.
Give by Mail
You can make a check payable to theChapel and drop it in the mail to:
905 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
All donations are secure. Giving tax receipts will be provided directly from theChapel (annually).