What's the difference between "tithes" and "offerings"?
God calls each of us to give 10% of our "first fruits" to the "storehouse"...to the church we've been called to serve. Our tithes help to create the quality environment, ministries, and discipleship tools we all enjoy.
Occasionally, God calls us to make sacrificial offerings above our tithe. These offerings are usually designated to a specific area such as the building fund, team ministry or outreach, or perhaps to help meet the needs of a specific person and or family. In addition to those needs being met, your obedient generosity many times also increases the faith of the recipient!
Giving is an an act of worship and obedience from a heart surrendered to Christ ... a choice we make to follow God's instruction for us. Pastor Seats reminds us often that you are not required to give in order to attend. We want something for you not from you. God certainly doesn't need anything from us, it's all His anyway. And although God always honors and blesses obedience, we don't give to get. We give out of our need to act on our faith. God uses those resources for His glory and to further His church.
WAYS TO GIVE
Choose the method that works best for you. Thank for your generosity and sacrificial giving.
We have a secure online system that allows you to set up recurring gifts or make one-time donations. Just click the GIVE button below!
If you can’t make it to one of our services, and/or don’t have an internet connection, you may send your offering in in the mail. Checks should be made payable to Southside Baptist Church and mailed to the following address. On the memo line, please designate where to apply the gift (tithe,Building, etc.).
Southside Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1543
Please remember, the USPS prohibits the mailing of cash or coins… use this method for checks only.
Perhaps the most familiar way to give a tithe or offering is during a service. Using an envelope is not necessary, but if you prefer it, feel free to take one of the secure giving envelopes found on the table in the back of the church.
If your choose to use an envelope you will be eligible for a tax statement at the end of the year.