Your tithes and gifts make a REAL difference at Riverwood and are vital to the every-day ministry of our church. We ask that you would prayerfully consider how God is leading you to give.
If you are having any problems or need assistance with online giving, you can send an email to our finance team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ministry of Riverwood Church is funded by God’s provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful Riverwood members and attenders.
Because of your generous and consistent giving we are able to do all that we do at Riverwood, including:
- Building a solid Biblical foundation for children in our New Generations ministry
- Partnering with local community ministries to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in our city
- Providing weekly worship services to share the hope of Christ with our city, and help you deepen your relationship with God
- Sharing Christ with our city through outreach projects and special events.
- And much more!
The Bible teaches, “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.”(Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
The baseline standard for giving in scripture is “the tithe”, which is derived from the Hebrew wordma’aser and it literally means “a tenth”. Ten percent of everything belongs to the Lord.
When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.
At Riverwood, we honor God’s provision through your giving by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of Riverwood remains beyond reproach.
Getting Started with Online and Automated Giving
At Riverwood, the best way to give is by automating your giving. There are two ways to automate your giving:
There are great benefits to online giving for both you and our church. . .
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip. Plus, you can easily track and adjust your giving at any time.
Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping Riverwood – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Testimony...We had been using the online giving option, on the Riverwood website, for our recurring giving since it first became available. After the first withdrawal, we knew we would love the program. It was so easy to set up and we get a reminder when our bi-weekly giving is coming up at the beginning of the giving week. We love that we are able to go on vacation or, if we miss a Sunday, we don’t need to worry about our giving. It’s all taken care of and automatic. We would highly recommend using the online giving option. You can easily access it through the Riverwood website at www.riverwood.net under the ‘give’ tab. Steve & Cathie