Why do we give?
Giving is a privilege. By partnering our monies together, God’s work is done more effectively. The Apostle Paul recognized this in the newly formed churches of the New Testament. He tells the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 8:13-15, “Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, as it is written: 'He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.'"
What is a tithe?
“Tithe” means “tenth” or 10 percent. Leviticus 27:30 says, “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.” Jesus affirmed the tithe as something that should not be neglected. (Matthew 23:23)
What is an offering?
Journey believes that we are mere stewards of what God has given us. Therefore, we see tithing as giving back what is God’s to God (and He lets us keep the other 90% to use appropriately). Any amount above 10% is considered an offering to God.
What are this church’s beliefs about money?
We believe that God owns everything according to Psalm 24:1, “The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”
Where does Journey get its income?
God provides through the tithes and offerings of members and attendees.
Does Journey give to missions?
Yes. We consider every penny spent to be mission spending! Journey’s budget also supports contributions to international and local missions, benevolence and scholarships. We give at least 10% of the church's income to mission work.
Does Journey have a budget?
Yes. The budget is set every fall for the following year based on the goals and objectives of each ministry area within the church.