What Does Cornerstone Believe About Giving & Money?
In 2 Corinthians 9:7, the Bible tells us that “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
In the Old Testament book of Proverbs we are told to “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce” (Proverbs 3:9)
I believe whatever I have in my life, whether great or small is a blessing from God. I want to give the first fruits of my time, my energy, and my strength as an act of worship to God. My finances should be no different from any other part of my life.
At Cornerstone we encourage Christians to give “cheerfully” as God leads, in everything from your time to your money. We put no compulsion on anyone about how much they give or if they give at all, believing that the Holy Spirit is perfectly capable of dealing with each of God’s Children on His own. We simply make the means available for people to give cheerfully (2 Cor 9:7) and to honor God with our first fruits (Proverbs 3:9).
Online giving is simply another method for people to give to God and His work at Cornerstone. Many find that it makes more sense to how they handle their finances than checks do. While some prefer to use Credit Cards for reasons of benefits programs (air miles, etc) we would strongly urge that no believer give by going into debt. If you use your Credit Card, make sure it’s from your “first fruits” and not from a place of debt.
So whether you use Online Giving or prefer to write out a check and put it in “the Box” in the back of the Sanctuary, do so with “cheer” and from your “first fruits.” Otherwise keep your money. God doesn’t ask us to give because he needs anything. He asks us to give so we can have a share in his work.
Online Giving Portal
Cornerstone Ministries Napa Valley utilizes an online service called SimpleGive to manage online giving. Clicking on the link below will redirect you to our Secure Giving Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should give online?
Online giving will benefit anyone who is looking for a simpler way to assure that their giving is consistent. This is simply an opportunity to meet the needs of those that prefer to manage their giving online versus writing a check. It may be used to give to the ministry at Cornerstone on either a one-time or a recurring basis.
Is online given safe?
Security is a top priority. That’s why we’ve taken every step possible to make sure your data is secure and always available.
Can I cancel or change my online giving setup?
Yes. You can manage your online giving schedule, 24/7 by logging into your account and making the necessary changes. You can also view your giving history.
Will my online gifts be included on my Statement of Contributions?
Yes, they will be included.
Can I get a receipt of my online giving?
You will receive an email confirmation, which is acceptable as a valid receipt for tax purposes.
What are the benefits of giving online?
You can prioritize giving in your budget. Online giving may make it easier for those individuals that are familiar with online banking and bill paying to continue this mode of financial management when considering how best to donate to the church. It also offers an opportunity for you to schedule your online giving automatically and thus helps you eliminate missed tithes and gifts if you are traveling or have difficulty being consistent with your giving. We encourage you to use the method that is most comfortable for you.