Finances are a major part of the world we live in. There are newspapers and television channels specifically focused on it. Income is one of the first things we ask about at a new job. Economics is even a central cog in determining who we elect to public office.
Money is a big deal in our culture! And it’s really nothing new. You might be surprised to know that Jesus actually had a lot to say about how we manage our money, and because of that it’s something we love talking about at ridge Church, if only because we’ve seen too many people weighed down by the trappings of debt and bad financial decision making. Perhaps that’s a feeling you know all too well.
The Bible teaches a simple money-map for how we should prioritize the wealth God entrusts to us. Simply put, we ought to:
- Give first
- Save second
- Live on the rest
Chew on that for a second; it’s really a fool-proof plan!
And as far as giving goes, we believe one place that God would have everyone give is the local church. The church was His invention to spread His message to the world and what you see at Ridge Church is one expression of that in this city.
We collect an offering on Sunday morning, but many of us have found it easier and more manageable to give online