Ways to Give
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Please make your cheque payable to “The Salvation Army Orillia”.
Our mailing address is:
The Salvation Army
157 Coldwater Rd. West, Orillia, ON, L3V 6S2
P.O. Box 2309
Clothing or household goods
What We Believe About Giving
Giving has to do with much more than just the financial needs of the church.
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are filled with teachings about the use of material resources. There is a very direct connection between our use of money and our development of spiritual life. Jesus emphasized giving because He knew this would be an area where our hearts would struggle. At The Salvation Army Orillia, we believe we are to give because it is part of our worship, an important way that we show love to one another, and part of experiencing joy and life to the full.
Giving begins with stewardship
Stewardship is a lifestyle based on the Biblical belief that God is the rightful owner of everything (Psalm 24:1) and that we as a community have a responsibility to share the blessings we have received (Acts 2:44,45). Giving is our responsibility to God and each other.
Biblical stewardship includes many aspects, including ecology, physical fitness, personal finance, use of one’s abilities and more. But of all the various aspects of stewardship, the Bible frequently singles out financial generosity as the one most representative of a person’s heart.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
What is the motivation for giving?
We give because it is a natural response to God’s Law of Love (John 13:34).
Because God has given us his Son, it is only fitting that we should offer ourselves as sacrifices to him (Romans 12:1), and specifically in part by giving our money (2 Corinthians 8:8-9). We do not give fearfully in order to receive God’s grace, but joyfully because we have already received God’s grace. For this reason, all Christians — not just the wealthy — are called to practice radical gospel generosity.
What is the tithe?
The Old Testament tells us God’s people followed the law of tithing. To accomplish this commandment, Church members give one-tenth of their income to the Lord through His Church. These funds are used to grow the Church and promote the truth of the Lord throughout the world. Giving is our responsibility to God and each other.
In both testaments tithers are called beyond tithing to mercy, justice and freewill giving in response to God’s grace (2 Corinthians 9:7). God’s standard for our generosity is not a percentage; it is obedience to the radical command to love others as we love ourselves, imitating the pattern of Jesus’ radical sacrifice on our behalf (2 Corinthians 8:9; John 13:34; 1 John 3:16-18)
How can we find freedom in this area?
The Apostle Paul says, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
But its purpose is to cultivate voluntary generosity by God’s people. It is the freedom of a changed heart experiencing a lifestyle of generosity, rather than a moment of “feel good” giving that may wither and fade. We are able to obey God in freedom because “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).
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