why we give
we give because God first gave Himself for us.
Scripture is clear that God gave Himself both for us and to us that we might enjoy fullness of relationship with Him. He gave of Himself to redeem us, He gave of Himself to regenerate us, and He gave of Himself to indwell us. God is the ultimate giver, He has modeled generosity for us on the most fundamental level. We give not out of compulsion but rather in grateful response to what we first received.
we give because everything that we have is ultimately God's to begin with.
All that we have is given to us by God, He provides for our every need, every resource we obtain, great or small is His to begin with. James 1:17 tells us that "Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." We give to God what was already His to begin with.
we give because we are on a shared mission.
When we give, we give toward a shared vision and mission. We don't want to see our church get big, we want to see God's Kingdom advance here in Provo and to the ends of the earth! We give together toward that vision, toward that mission. When we give, we partner with God in what He is already doing.
how we steward financial resources.
As representatives of Jesus our King we desire to steward well the financial resources that have been given to our care at Freedom Church. Our elder team oversees the financial decisions of the church in accordance with our annual budget.
transparency & accountability.
Monthly financial statements are available upon request to all covenant members of our church community. We are happy to answer any questions that come up! Our elder team and treasurers are accountable to the members of our church, to leaders we have relationship with through Advance and most of all we are accountable before God for the stewardship of the resources He has given to our care.