One of our values at CLA is “Strategic Prosperity.” WE desire to be faithful to the facilities and resources that God has entrusted into our care and to be debt-free from the lender so that we can strategically prosper in reaching others for Jesus Christ. We see giving as act of worship. God owns everything. Giving simply reflects our faith in God and our thankful heart.
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.
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.
You can still give temporary to our PayPal account. Please take the time to set up an account with our new giving system because our PayPal account will only be a temporary option.
Text To Give
Send a message to 84321 and type the amount you would like to give in the message field. 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 Sunday morning celebration by filling out an envelope found in the pew back in front of you and placing it in one of the giving buckets during the offering. You can use the giving envelope on Sunday morning to give by check or cash.
Give By Mail
You can make a check or money order payable to “Christian Life Assembly” and drop it in the mail to:
Christian Life Assembly
143 Windham Road
Willimantic, CT 06280
All donations are secure. Giving tax receipts will be provided from CLA (annually).
· It helps us make disciples and take the gospel into Willimantic, Windham, surrounding areas and around our world.
· It helps support local, national, and international missions on a monthly basis. Learn more here.