Giving is a demonstration of our trust in God. The practice of sacrificial giving can bring us to a place of maturity in our Christian life, while at the same time provide funding for the ministry needs of the church.
In a consumer culture, Jesus reminds us it is "more blessed to give then receive" (Acts 20:35). Each one of us must ask: "Do I believe this?" At Mid Rivers we believe this. We also believe the Old Testament practice of giving a tithe provides a foundation for building toward the New Testament teaching of sacrificial giving.
Giving doesn't come naturally to us. Giving is a journey of obedience and trust that we must intentionally strive to pursue. We'll never arrive at where God desires us to be without taking the first steps. The first steps are to decide to trust God and determine to be a giver just like Him.