At Harbor Church we believe that as individuals we can make a difference but together we can change the world. We know that God gives us everything we have and he calls us to be good and faithful stewards of these resources. Whether you have much or little, God desires you to use all that he has given for his purposes. When we put all of our resources together we are able to do amazing things and that is what we are calling you to invest your resources in.
Giving to Harbor Church not only allows us to do the day to day discipleship and care that a church should be doing, it also allows us to do the amazing things a church could be doing if we only dared to dream God-sized dreams with God-sized impact. That is the heart behind Harbor Church.
We don’t just want to make a difference, we want to see Jesus change the world as he brings people into relationship with himself for his glory and our good.
OUR THEOLOGY OF GIVING.
God desires His people to be good stewards of the lives that He has given to them. Stewardship of life involves faithfully using all of the resources God has given to us—including our finances—to reflect His glory. Psalm 24:1 says “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. The way we live our lives and give of our finances reflect what we really believe in regard to the following biblical principles:
1. Giving declares the high view of who God is, the generous Creator and
Sustainer of all things.
(Psalm 24:1-2, James 1:17, Deuteronomy 8:17-20, 2 Corinthians 8:9)
2. Giving is an act of worship, demonstrating both our dependence upon
God and our trust in His provision for us.
(Genesis 4:1-7, Genesis, 14:16-20, Philippians 4:19-20)
3. Giving is both an act of obedience and an opportunity to participate in
God’s redemptive mission, locally and globally.
4. Giving enables us to store up treasures in heaven, experiencing the
blessings of God both now and in the resurrection.
(Philippians 4:17, Matthew 6:19-20, Matthew 19:27-29, 1 Timothy 6:17-19)
*Although Harbor Church will make every effort to honor the contribution designation of the donor, contributions become the property of Harbor Church, and Harbor Church has the discretion to determine how best to use contributions to carry out its functions and purposes. Such control of the funds by Harbor Church is required to ensure that they will be used to carry out its functions and purposes, and to ensure donor’s contributions satisfy requirements for tax-deductibility.