Give to the Lord's Work
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. -Psalm 118:1a
As a way to continue to seek ways to be good stewards, Arborlawn offers online giving. This allows anyone with a credit or debit card, or a checking account, to give to the church at your convenience.
While we believe this is a service that will be beneficial, we strongly encourage that you do not go into debt in order to make a contribution. If you are stuggling with debt, we offer continuing education that can assist you. If you are planning to use this convenience, please do so faithfully and prudently.
Your gifts using online giving are secure. ServiceU, the company that processes the transactions, uses 128-bit security encryption. This is an industry standard, and used on most web sites. The church stores no card information on our systems. However, we will receive the necessary information from ServiceU to properly attribute your gift to your giving statement. After you complete your transaction, a confirmation email is sent to the email address you provided. [NOTE: For General Budget Donations, you can set up recurring payments.]
Turn in your 2012 Estimate of Giving pledge online.
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
1) You can prioritize giving in your budget. Whether you make an automatic draft or choose to give on a random Tuesday morning, online giving allows you an opportunity to present your first fruits to God.
2) You can increase your faithfulness. Ever miss a Sunday and forget to pledge? Well, now you have an opportunity to faithfully pledge without having to be in attendance. So, when you are gone on a weekend, your support of the church continues without interruption.
3) You can help your church. Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
What does the Bible say about Giving?
Giving is a vital part of spiritual formation and maturity. It requires two things of us:
1) FAITH. Giving is an active expression of my faith. It recognizes God as our True Provider. It affirms my confidence in God’s ability to supply all we need. It is an act of gratitude and dependence. And, it allows us to partner with God’s work through our church and in the world.
2) FAITHFULNESS. Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. It is not a casual or occasional thing. In 2 Corinthians 8-9, the Bible teaches we are to give willingly, generously, and cheerfully. And our pattern should reflect a regular and systematic plan. In Malachi 3:10, we learn God's standard of the tithe or first tenth being set apart in all of our earnings as a gift to God. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided for us.