Tithes & Offering
"Why do we give?
We give because God first gave to us. All we have is his, so we give to show God that we trust him, not just with our money, but with our lives. We also give because he asks us to. As a good father, he knows the act of giving is good for us to learn, so we give in obedience.
At the beginning of this year, we believe the Lord challenged our community to commit to giving to the church on a monthly basis. For many of us, that may be our regular tithe. For others, it's a commitment beyond the tithe, as some of us have become complacent with our giving. Whatever the number God may be leading you to give, the point is to seek him for direction, make a commitment to giving monthly, and follow through on that commitment. Your offering is worship in a very tangible form.
Why? In making this commitment, it reminds us on a monthly basis of the true source of our provision. At the end of the year, it will be encouraging to look back collectively and reflect on how faithful God has been in our lives as we assess how these commitments may have impacted our view of money and God.
Will you join us in this giving challenge?
We have currently have two ways of giving online. Below you will find links to both options:
Tithe.ly- If you are planning to give on a monthly basis, we encourage you to sign up with this one. It's simple and easy to navigate once all your info is entered.
Paypal. (Click yellow Donate button below)
Quarterly Financial Updates
How does The Anchor Fellowship spend their money?
We're glad you asked! At The Anchor, we believe in being totally transparent with our money. After all, it's your giving that makes everything we do possible. To that end, we set a few minutes aside once a quarter on a Sunday morning to share all of our finances with our church community as well as those listening via the podcast universe. We discuss the total income we've received (giving & rentals) and we review all of our expenses were for that quarter. We discuss our successes as well as areas for improvements. This has been such a joy for us to incorporate into our regular routine. Many of us are uncomfortable discussing money, especially in a church setting. But why should we be?! It all belongs to God, and he delights in us taking a few minutes to reflect on his faithfulness. We have received several testimonies of church members feeling encouraged in their own personal finances after each financial update!
The Anchor is committed to being a fellowship who give back!
A true definition of benevolence is kindness. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit that manifests in our lives when we keep in step with the Spirit of Jesus. At the Anchor, we practice kindness by giving financially to those in need both within and outside of our fellowship. Whether for a practical need or a gift of encouragement, we believe that Jesus partners with us in showing kindness to his beloved. Engage with us in practicing benevolence by giving tithe and offerings as well as acts of kindness to those as the Lord leads!
Homeless Community Care
Did you know that our fellowship is committed to caring for our homeless community members? As our Anchor budget allows, we have Kroger, Subway and McDonalds gift cards on hand. We also occasionally have bus passes to hand out. We are committed to helping! We believe that meeting these practical needs allows us the opportunity to build connection and offer a space for genuine relationships. As a general rule, we don't keep cash on hand, so
we will be collecting gift cards for our Homeless Care Stash. We're asking for gift cards in the amount of $5, $10 or $15 from any of the following places:
- Shell Station
While you may feel inclined to load a card with a larger dollar amount, your money is better utilized when separated into smaller amounts. Our homeless community members don’t have the ability to store large amounts of money/items on a daily basis, and keeping up with the balance on a gift card is often not a priority.