Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission and outreach programs.
When you come to Harbor Light, you might notice something missing in the worship service. Unlike most churches, we do not take an offering.
Why? Although giving tithes or offerings is indeed an act of worship, we do not want to interrupt the flow of God's love and fellowship in order to "take an offering." Nor do we ever want to make a big deal about raising money. We trust God to supply our needs, and He does!
Instead, we make offering boxes available for those who want to support the work of God here. Likewise, this "online giving" page is simply another convenient avenue for you to securely give to this ministry!Thank you!
The word, "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.
The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God's personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
God says this: "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he's saying, "Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me."
These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God's invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your life.