Why We Give

Giving sacrificially of our finances is part of our worship. At Zarephath Christian Church, we believe that giving of our finances is part of our worship to God.

God provides for the ministry of Zarephath Christian Church through your tithes and offerings. The Bible says that one of the primary ways we serve God is by cheerfully giving God our “firstfruits” or “tithes” (2 Corinthians 9:7, Proverbs 3:9). We tithe because: 

Tithing is Biblical

Leviticus 27:30 says “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord” [Genesis 14:18-20, Genesis 28:22, Deuteronomy 26:1-2]

Tithing Reflects Our Heart

Tithing reflects a grateful heart that wants to give back to God a portion of what He has given us; in reality, what is already His. Tithing is our opportunity to show God that He is first in our lives. James 1:17 says that “every good and perfect gift is from above ...,” so we have an opportunity to tangibly show God He is the “owner” of our finances by giving back to Him the first of what He gives us.

Tithing Honors God and Results in Blessing

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it” - Malachi 3:10

Tithing Resources is God’s Work

Jesus is doing amazing things through Zarephath Christian Church. Your prayers and support enable us to fulfill our vision to Love, Live and Serve as Jesus did. Your gift will not only support the ministries here at ZCC but we are able to bring the Gospel to Liberia, India, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and many other countries.  

We thank those who have helped us meet these needs and we pray ZCC believers would join in faithful, consistent, Biblical giving as Scripture instructs.  

If you have any questions about Online Giving or other forms of giving, please e-mail Al Shjarback