Why We Give
Jesus taught in Matthew 6, there is a connection between our hearts and our wallets. He knew the biggest competitor for our trust and dependence on Him was money. Giving is an opportunity to tangibly demonstrate we trust Him above anything else. When we give, we’re saying we believe God can do more with part of our money than we can do with all of it.
Giving online has never been easier! Within a few minutes, you can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift using a credit card or bank account right from your phone. Best of all, your payment information can be saved securely in your account, making the next time you give that much easier!
Schedule Your Giving
Life is busy these days, isn’t it? If we aren’t careful, we’ll forget to take care of routine and important things like paying bills, running errands, taking care of to-do’s, and remembering birthdays and anniversaries. Thankfully, we have technology that helps us automate all of the most important things in life.
Why not automate one of the most important spiritual exercises: tithing? Within a few minutes, you can schedule your giving and make sure that you never miss returning your tithe to God!
Give By Texting
Simply text any amount and a keyword ($100 Tithe) to 815-569-4400. If it’s your first time giving via text, you’ll receive a response, which will include a link to a one-time registration form. Fill out the registration form and save this number for future donations.
What is Tithing?
Tithing is a way we worship God, because it shows Him that we trust His provision in our lives. “Tithe” means ten percent, which is the portion of our income that we give to God to say thank you for all He has given us. God doesn’t need our money, He wants our trust, and trusting Him with our finances is a great way to demonstrate our dependence on Him.
How Much Should I Tithe?
Take the Tithe Challenge
Countless people experience God’s blessings when they tithe, but often the first step is the hardest one to take. That’s why we created the Three-Month Tithe Challenge. Put God first in your finances for 90 days, and if you do not experience His faithfulness, we will refund 100% of your tithe.
Online Giving Team
We know that tithing or giving 10% of your income can be challenging. That’s why to help you take that first step, we developed the Online Giving Team. Simply start by giving $20 or more online each week.
We believe that once you commit to making that small sacrifice, you will begin to build the foundations that will help you get on the way to obedience in this area of your faith. This is only the beginning of the journey toward becoming a generous person with your finances and in your life!
Other Ways To Give
Give Online With Paypal
You can give quickly and securely through Paypal by using any major credit card, checking account, or via your own Paypal account.
Give In Person
You can make your gifts in person using cash, checks or debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to “City First Church”.
You may participate in the weekly offering during the 9:15 or 11:00am services, or you may drop it off anytime during the week at the church offices.
Give By Mail
You may make your check payable to “City First Church” and mail it to 5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61114.
Planned & Legacy Giving
Did you know you can donate non-cash gifts? You can donate marketable securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. You can also give other non-cash gifts or include City First Church in your estate planning. Find out about more about Planned & Legacy giving, here.
Have A Question?
If there is anything we can help you with, please contact us. Make sure to select “Contributions/Finance” in the contact form, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!