Scripture teaches us that everything we have comes from and belongs to God. We are stewards of these gifts. We manage them as a part of our faithful witness to God. By dedicating ourselves to the practice of giving our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors.
We ask our members to make an annual commit to support the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Each of these practices support of our church’s ministry and mission. We do this for three reasons:
- All we have is a gift from God, so we believe that giving to God’s work is an act of worship.
- At Vincent UMC, giving is an expectation of membership. The church does not specify how much an individual should give, but we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income and increase that amount as they are able.
- Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips and community projects