As members of FBC Mount Vernon, we have a shared responsibility to contribute to the church financially as we are able so that the church's ministry may grow (I Corinthians 16:1-2). However, the Bible states that giving is more than just offering a donation because of responsibility or duty. The Bible encourages giving that is done voluntarily and with the right motive in one's heart. “Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart,” says the Bible, “not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
As people of God we give because God has given so much to us. God doesn't need our money, but he does want what it represents: our purposes, passions, and priorities. We give to make a Kingdom impact locally in Mount Vernon, across the country, as well as globally through mission efforts. We give to increase the Kingdom through our generosity so that others may know Jesus better!