Instructions: Enter the Amount and Choose a Fund. Choose “General Offering” to give regular tithes and offerings towards the budget and ministries of the church. See descriptions below for other Fund options:
HBC Mission Fund: help send people on mission trips by writing “mission” in memo line. If it’s for a particular person, also write their name in memo.
Stewardship Fund: help pay off the principal of our debt by writing “debt” or “stewardship” in memo line.
Annie Armstrong: help support the SBC North American Mission Board (NAMB) that supports missionaries and church planters across North America.
Lottie Moon: help support the SBC International Mission Board (IMB) that supports missionaries across the globe.
We refer to giving at Heartland as stewardship, which is taking care of something that belongs to another. We rightly see as everything belonging to God. Anything we have in our lives is because of God’s goodness and grace, and He has entrusted it to us as stewards to use for His purposes and mission. One of God’s purposes is to provide for our families (1 Tim. 5:8), but it’s also to provide for His church as the church seeks to fulfill the Great Commission. We believe that tithing is part of being a good steward. Tithe means tenth, and we see in scripture where God instructs His people to bring the tithe to the people doing His work. We also see God calling us to radical generosity, where we give beyond the tithe to special offerings and in other ways.
2 Corinthians 9:7 is an important scripture for stewardship, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” The giving that God desires and delights in is where we give freely and gladly because we trust God and we want to be a part of His Kingdom’s work.