Online giving is a safe and flexible option and the easiest way to give to Colonial Heights. This method allows you to schedule a recurring or one-time gift using a bank draft, credit card or debit card. If you choose to use your credit card, we encourage you to pay it off every month so not to accrue debt. Here you can easily manage your giving amount and specify where the funds should be applied.
You'll need to set-up a User Name and Password to access online giving. Our system is easy and secure. If you already have a User Name and Password, then simply click on the "Give Online Now" button to start. If you don't, you can easily create an account by also clicking the "Give Online Now" button. Select the "Sign Up Now!" link and you're on your way.
Why do we give to the local church?
"The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it..."
Psalm 24:1. As Christ followers, we believe that we are stewards of God's resources because He is the owner of all that we have. Throughout scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving back a portion of what God has so generously provided. His Word tells us that giving is an act of worship that should be done with a spirit of thanksgiving.
How do we give?
We have several ways that you can give to God's work through your tithes and offerings. You can give by check at Sunday and Wednesday worship gatherings. You can mail a check to our offices. You can give online or have an automatic bank draft. Please know that the online giving option does not make a distinction between a debit card and a credit card. We strongly suggest that you only use a credit card if it is paid off every month. The Bible speaks in Proverbs 22:7 about "…the borrower [being] servant to the lender." We do not wish for you to go into debt by tithing on a credit card.
What is a tithe?
A tithe is defined as a tenth. We believe the Bible teaches this as a starting place for a new believer to give, all the while acknowledging that all we have is God’s and He is allowing us to manage the other 90% for His glory. Leviticus 27:30 says, "A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD." In Malachi 3:8-10 God speaks to His people, "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. 'Test me in this,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'"
Why is giving so important?
We also recognize that Jesus talked more about giving than the subjects of heaven, hell, or prayer. In Matthew 6:21 and 24 Jesus says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." In Luke 6:38 He says, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
What is an offering?
Colonial Heights believes that we are mere stewards of what God has given us. Therefore, we see tithing as giving back what is God's to God (and He lets us keep the other 90% to use appropriately). Any amount above 10% is considered an offering to God. This type of giving is over and above and should also be done with cheerfulness.