Giving

We encourage giving as an act of worship




Why we give

GIVING IS A PRIVILEGE

The churches of Macedonia were models of generosity in giving, even though they were poor. They gladly gave out of gratitude toward God and love for each other (2 Corinthians 8 and 9; see especially 8:4, 9). Paul reminds us of Jesus’ teaching that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

GIVING IS GOOD STEWARDSHIP

Very often Jesus spoke of the stewardship of His people in terms of money (see Luke 16:1-13). Our faithfulness as stewards in this “little thing” of money has a bearing on what other (and greater) responsibilities we will be given (see Luke 16:9-12).

GIVING IS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

The Old Testament worshipers could only approach God in worship with a sacrifice, and this sacrifice was a contribution, whether whole or in part. In the New Testament, contributions were also described as sacrifices offered up in worship (see Hebrews 9:1-10; 10:1-25; 13:10-16).

GIVING IS AN INVESTMENT

Jesus encouraged believers to give in order to “lay up treasure in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-21). Investing earthly money in the advancement of the kingdom of God is one way in which we can lay up spiritual treasure in heaven (see Luke 16:1-13).







Giving and Payment Details

If you want to give or need to pay for a course, camp or other Eastside event, you have the following options:

  • VIA EFT:

Eastside Community Church
Standard Bank Menlyn
Acc 012151572
Ref: [Event] [YourName]

  • VIA CASH AT THE CHURCH OFFICE
  • VIA SNAPSCAN (remember to add the event and your name as a reference)