God has shown himself to be a giving God. He is overwhelmingly generous; not stopping short of giving His own Son, Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
Because He has been so lavish with us, we live to reflect our God in the way that we give.
For those who have given their lives to Jesus, and have received him by faith, their debt to God has been paid in full by Jesus. We refer to this liberating truth as the gospel. The gospel frees us to generously give out of a heart of gratitude for what God has generously done for us, and in faith for what He will continue to do. We don't give in an attempt to pay for our sin or to win favour with God. Jesus fully paid for our sin, and has eternally won our favour.
Ultimately, the matter of giving is a matter of worship. Jesus tells us that where are heart goes our money follows. Wanting what is best for us, the Bible teaches us to give the first priority in our finances - as in all other resources - to glorifying God; showing our thanks, love, and faith in Him.
How can you give?
In terms of our attitude -- happily! If you feel like you're giving out of religious obligation, or any other way that doesn't lead you towards contented or grateful giving, we'd actually encourage you not to give at this time. God cares much more about your heart than your wallet.
For those who are glad to give, we hope the following information is helpful:
Grace City Church is a registered non-profit organisation with the Canadian Revenue Agency. We are able to issue tax receipts for eligible donations.
Most major banks offer e-Transfers, often called Interac e-Transfers or something similar. You can send money directly from your online bank account to Grace City Church by using the email address email@example.com Depending on who you bank with, you may need to create a password for the transfer, and let us know what it is.
Depending who you bank with, click the relevant link below for more information about e-Transfers.
At a Toronto Dominion branch
You can give to Grace City Church by visiting any Toronto Dominion (TD) branch and making a deposit into the following account:
Account Name: Grace City Church
Branch Number: 02496
Account Number: 5244725
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the date and amount of your deposit. Without this information we will be unable to issue a tax receipt for your deposit.
At a Sunday service
We offer an opportunity for people to give every Sunday. Please make sure your giving is clearly labelled with your name and mailing address if you would like a tax receipt. If giving by cheque, please make it payable to Grace City Church.