WHY DO WE GIVE?
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only Son . . . ” (ESV). We are only able to give because God first gave. Giving is an expression of deep love. As believers, we recognize that even our bodies aren’t our own—they are a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we “were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Likewise, our finances are not our own. God has entrusted each of us to steward his blessings well. He calls us to a life of generosity and hospitality, giving in faith of our finances, time, love, compassion, service, and ourselves. We desire to be cheerful givers, giving out of love and worship, and keeping our ears open to the voice of the Holy Spirit as he prompts us to bless others.
“Tithe” means “a tenth.” We give a tenth of our income to God each Sunday. Just as we are called to give as a form of worship, we love to give God the firstfruits of what we have, not the leftovers. Once you are faithfully tithing, consider asking God for faith to give even more.
WAYS TO GIVE
Simple and secure, you can give a one-time donation or create a recurring schedule using your credit card, debit card, or bank account.
For new giving and one-time gifts, you can set up an account through Planning Center by clicking on the button below.
Note: you will need a working email address to sign in and receive receipts.
text-to-give (Smart phone)
Smart Giving uses industry-leading security to protect your personal information and is never charged to your phone bill. It is currently only available in the U.S.
Text 84321 with the amount that you want to give. The first time you Text-to-Give, you will receive a link. Choose “Martindale Alliance Church.” You do not need to download an app.
Church Center app (smartphone)
The free Church Center mobile app can be downloaded through the app store. Follow the instructions on the app.
You can use a credit card, debit card, or bank account to give. You can also track your donor history, make changes, and view other details through the app.
other ways to give
In-person: you can always give on Sunday mornings at church. Giving envelopes are available on the seat backs of each row of pews.
Mail: 179 Alliance Ave., Portage, PA 15946