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
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:
Pre-authorized Debits (PAD)
For those wishing to commit to regular giving, pre-authorized debits provide a convenient and secure way to regularly invest in the church. This method of giving also helps us budget based on what has been committed to the church.
Simply download and complete this form, and bring it with you to a Sunday service. You can also scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Should you ever need to change or cancel your pre-authorized debit, just let us know.
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
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 donation.
At a Sunday service
We offer an opportunity for people to financially invest in the church 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.