Stewardship (beta)

"Each should give what he has decided in his heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

2 Corinthians 9:7

From the Deacons

March 29, 2020

By faithsite | March 28, 2020 |

The parable in Matthew 25:1-13 is about wise and foolish virgins or bridesmaids. Jesus refers to the wise and the foolish also during his Sermon on the Mount. Find this reference (hint: end of Matthew 7), and consider how it deepens our understanding of what Jesus means by wise and foolish. Pastor Cara suggested pausing the video…

About Giving at Faith

While giving is a personal matter, we as a church also firmly believe that stewardship is an issue of spiritual maturity. Our view of God affects our relationship with our personal resources. When you give at Faith through regular tithing, the money goes to a variety of causes:

  • Day-to-day operating expenses of the church
  • Ministry Shares
  • Outreach
  • Children/Youth programs
  • Congregational Care/Life
  • Worship

We also have weekly offerings that support specific causes and we encourage you to support these ministries as you are able.

Where Your Money Goes

When you donate money to Faith Church, a portion of your donation (about 17%) goes toward denominational ministry shares. Years ago, Christian Reformed churches recognized that some ministry can best be done if carried out by churches together. The system is a cost effective way of providing funds for ministry and is a big reason our denomination is able to support a wider range of ministry programs than most churches our size.

Ministry Share money is used by the Christian Reformed Church in North America for a variety of important causes, including missions, Back to God Ministries International, Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, chaplaincy, race relations, disability concerns, pastor-church relations and church communications through The Network and other programs.

Options for Giving

Faith encourages its regular members to prayerfully consider making a yearly Faith Promise pledge. More information about our yearly Promise campaign is available in the links on this page.

Regular recurring gifts can be arranged with your bank through the PAR (preauthorized remittance) program. For convenience, recurring and weekly gifts can also be made using by clicking the button to the left or installing the smart phone app (credit card payments only until further notice).

For more information, please speak to your elder or deacon, or contact the church office (905-336-5353). We also encourage you to explore the links on the left side of this page.