2 Corinthians 9:7 reminds us to, “Decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
Tithes and Offerings
To be good stewards of what God has given us, we must decide how to save, spend, and give. Godly giving is generally divided into two categories: Tithes and Offerings
The Bible teaches that we should worship the Lord by giving a tithe (or tenth) from the first fruits of our income. Deuteronomy 14:23 says that God’s purpose in asking us to tithe is to teach us to always put Him first in our lives. It is a reminder that He is the supplier of everything we have. This ten percent of our income should be contributed on a consistent basis to the church you attend regularly. An offering is anything given beyond that, but not in place of the tithe.
Churches have a responsibility to both God and its members. The ministry of BMZ Church is funded by God’s provision through the tithes and offerings of its faithful members and attenders. We honor God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of BMZ Church remains beyond reproach. We believe that we have a responsibility to do the work of God in the world by reaching out in our communities and around the world with the Gospel, to feed the poor, and to care for the least of these (see Matthew 25:40), to the glory of God (see 1 Corinthians 10:31). When you give tithes and offerings to BMZ Church, you will receive financial giving statements quarterly and annually.
Ways to Give
A Note About Credit Cards
While we allow the use of credit cards as a convenient way to give, we discourage the irresponsible use of credit cards.