Why We Give
At Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church we believe generosity is an important aspect of Christian discipleship and is to be encouraged and developed in every aspect of life. One aspect of generosity pertains to our relationship with the money in our possession. We regard financial giving to be a very practical and natural expression of our devotion to Christ due to three considerations:
Giving is an Act of Worship
At SCPC we understand that all of life is to be lived to the glory of God. We are to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). The relative importance of something to us can be seen in how much we invest into it with our time, energy, and resources (Matt 6:19-21). It is easy for us to inadvertently rely upon money or other tangible goods, rather than God, to solve the problems we face. In short, it is easy for money to become an idol to us. The call to give as an act of worship is an invitation to tangibly express trust in God for Him to be and do all that we need (1 Tim 6:17) even as we express gratitude for all that God has given to us (1 Chron 29:14). Christian worship is to be characterized by joy (Ps 5:11), consequently so too should our giving (2 Cor 9:7).
Giving is a Means of Blessing Others
At SCPC we recognize that God is the supreme giver. His goodness and generosity is demonstrated preeminently in the gift of His Son (John 3:16) but also in His giving us all things (Rom 8:32, James 1:17). When we give, we are following the pattern set by God. God wants us to use the resources he has entrusted to us in order be a blessing to others (1 John 3:17, 2 Cor 8:14).
Giving is Partnership in the Gospel
At SCPC we are serious about the Gospel. We are zealous to see the good news of the Kingdom spread. To that end, 10% of our budget is dedicated to missions outside our church even as we carefully craft and manage our budget in order to maximize ministry in and among our congregation. We trust God to multiply exponentially our contribution to bring about great effect for Kingdom purposes (2 Cor 9:10). By giving we not only enable ministry, but we actually become partners in ministry (Phil 4:15).
In order to facilitate your worshipful partnership with our church as a blessing to others, we offer a number of giving options:
If you wish to make a gift to the church from a bank account or from your credit or debit card, you may do so securely and immediately by clicking Give Now at the top or bottom of this page.
Checks or Money Orders
Checks or money orders, payable to SCPC, can be given in these ways:
- placed in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship
- dropped off at the Church office
- mailed to Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church - Attn: Treasurer
- set up bill pay through your bank
You can give cash during Sunday morning worship service or drop it off at the Church office during the week. There are envelopes on the Narthex table if you desire to receive a tax credit for your tithes. Please remember to write your name on the envelope.
Stock may be donated to SCPC by transferring investments to our account. Please notify the Treasurer of any pending transferes so that we will be aware of any activity and handle it properly.
Send the unsigned stock certificate (keep a copy of the certificate) to the Church Treasurer. Include a Power of Attorney Form and a letter authorzing the shares to be deposited as a gift to the church. The Stock Power Form is needed for each issue, not for each certificate.