“EACH ONE MUST DO JUST AS HE HAS PURPOSED IN HIS HEART, NOT GRUDGINGLY OR UNDER COMPULSION, FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.” 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7
At Lakeview, we believe the giving of our firstfruits is an act of worship, a way that honors God (Prov 3:9) while also living mindfully that everything we own, not just what we give is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1). God is a giver of eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Cor 2:12) and temporal (Deut 8:17-18, James 1:17) and when a follower of Christ freely and joyfully gives away their increase, whether it be money, possessions, time, or talents, they are imitating God. We are excited about your desire to give, not only because of how your gift will allow us to continue to be about our mission of being and making disciples, but also because of what your gift prayerfully communicates to the world about your heart and relationship with God (2 Cor 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33).
If you are choosing to make a financial gift, your gifts can be designated for the General Fund, which supports the day-to-day ministries and church support services, or for other special funds, such as the Building Fund (a savings fund that we use towards building expenses: repairs, upgrades, etc.) or you can give specifically to one of our missionaries we support. Gifts that are not otherwise labeled will be accounted for as a gift towards the General Fund.
If you would like to know how you can better handle your finances in accordance with God’s word, then please contact Dale Magee to express your interest. Dale and his wife will periodically lead a Financial Peace University class at church (starting either in September or January), and will do so again when interest level is high enough.
WAYS TO GIVE
You may give to Lakeview in the following ways:
1. Click here to be taken to our online giving portal for one-time or recurring gifts by credit card via EasyTithe. Note also that Easy Tithe also provides a free mobile platform for this, should you want to give through your mobile device.
2. You can also set up a recurring check donation by mail through your bank account (some banks may call it “Bill Pay”). Most banks do not require an account number for the recipient to mail a check; you might be able to simply use the church’s address (listed below).
3. If you’d like to give on Sundays during the service, we have a box at the back of the sanctuary to leave your gifts in, and we also pass baskets during the service if you would prefer to give that way.
4. Gifts can also by sent by mail or dropped off at Lakeview at the following address: Lakeview Community Church | PO Box 61 | Cedar Hill, TX 75106.