Why We Give
Giving is an an act of worship and obedience from a heart surrendered to Christ … a choice we make to follow God’s instruction for us. Our church doesn’t need anything from you. We want something for you. God certainly doesn’t need anything from us, it’s all His anyway. And although God always honors and blesses obedience, we don’t give to get. We give out of our need to act on our faith. God uses those resources for His glory and to further His Kingdom. To become an electronic giver, visit or call the church office (530-823-9911), or click on GIVE NOW and create an online profile.
The greatest act of love and generosity was God giving his son Jesus for us. Giving our time, talents and money is simply our natural response to an understanding of the generosity of a good God.
What is the difference between “tithes” and “offerings”?
God calls each of us to give 10% of our “first fruits” to the “storehouse”… to the church we’ve been called to serve. Our tithes help to create the quality environment, ministries, and discipleship tools we all enjoy.
Occasionally, God calls us to make sacrificial offerings above our tithe. These offerings are usually designated to a specific capital steward campaign, ministry or outreach, or perhaps to help meet the needs of a specific person. In addition to those needs being met, your obedient generosity many times also increases the faith of the recipient!