Why We Give
God is a giver. John 3:16 said that God loves us so much that "He gave his only Son" in order that we can find abundant life through Him. When we give, our hearts are generously responding to God's own generosity to us in Christ.
Despite our tendency to shy away from the topic, nearly one-quarter of Jesus’ teaching was about money. The truth is that money is morally neutral, but what we do with our money reveals something much deeper — what’s in our hearts (Matthew 6:21). God is the creator and owner of everything, so we are merely stewards of His stuff (1 Chronicles 29:14).
ERPC encourages members and regular attendees to follow the Biblical model of giving cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and sacrificially (Psalm 4:5). Contributing financially to the work of the church out of our “first-fruits” is both a renunciation of greed as an idol and an acknowledgment that all we have been given is given to us by God and is to be used for his purposes (Matthew 25:14-30). It is an expression of worship in response to all that God has done in our midst.
We give as a response to what Christ has first given us. We give to support the mission of God through the work of Eagle River Presbyterian Church and the churches and ministries ERPC supports. We give not reluctantly or out of compulsion but cheerfully before God (2 Cor. 9:7). If you believe God is leading you to support ERPC financially here are some ways to do so.
How We Give
There are four simple ways to give at ERPC
On Sundays, we are intentional about 'passing the plate' with the hope that we begin to equate tithing and offering with an active response of worship. For this reason, this requires us to thoughtfully bring our offerings to God as an act of worship.
If you don't have the opportunity to gather with us on a Sunday you can certainly still support our church mission through giving by mail or online.
To give by mail, send checks made out to "Eagle River Presbyterian Church" to:
Eagle River Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 4660
Avon, Colorado, 81620
Online - REALM
If you'd like to make a tax-deductible contribution to ERPC, register and begin giving today.
To register: https://onrealm.org/erpc/Account/Register
To give online today click "donate" and follow the instructions.
Text our keyword, BLESSERPC, and the $ amount to 73256.
Once the text is sent, you will receive a confirmation message.
Clink the link in the confirmation message to access the payment form.
Complete the payment form and verify the amount.
Donations of Stocks and Securities
ERPC is also able to receive donations of stocks and securities. If you would like to donate to ERPC through a stock transfer, email [email protected] for further instructions.
All contributions are secure and tax-deductible. You will receive a year-end giving statements for your records. Statements can also be retrieved using your REALM account.
If you are having trouble retrieving your statement contact Craig Cormack [email protected]
Seven Benefits to Faithful Giving
The Bible has more to say about giving than it does heaven, hell, prayer – even faith! Why is giving a recurrent theme in the Bible? Because God wants us to understand – and enjoy – the blessings that come to those who give with a cheerful heart. Here are just a few…
- Faithful giving draws me closer to God.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt. 6:21 (NIV)
- Faithful giving is the key to an abundant life.
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way … they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Tim. 6:18-19 (NIV)
- Faithful giving allows God a chance to prove that He exists and wants to bless me.
“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'” Malachi 3:10 (NIV)
- Faithful giving makes me more like God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son.” John 3:16 (NIV)
- Faithful giving blesses me in return.
“He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
- Faithful giving makes me happy.
(Jesus) “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts 20:35 (GN)
- Faithful giving reminds me that everything was given to me by God.
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” Deut. 8:18 (NIV)