Why We Give
Have you ever wondered what ‘tithing’ is or why we give back to God? We believe that God has given us everything we have (1 Corinthians 10:26) and we view the stewardship of those things through the lens of generosity by giving it back to Him (Proverbs 3:9). We get to joyfully give back to God as an act of worship through giving. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
By giving God our best, we are saying to Him:
- God, I recognize that you are the one that has given me everything.
- God, you are Lord of my life and I choose to put you first in ALL aspects.
- God, I trust you to continually meet my needs.
In the Old Testament, we read about the principle of a “tithe” which was when God’s people gave back the best of what they had to Him. The word “tithe” means one-tenth. So, God’s people gave Him the first 10% of what He blessed them with. He challenged them to test Him in Malachi 3 by saying, “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. When we read the New Testament we see Jesus continue to reference this principle so we believe that 10% is a great starting point, but generosity might be modeled with more than 10%. We believe we should each give according to what we have and be generous willingly, sacrificially, and with joy in our hearts knowing that we are giving back to God.
Where Does My Tithe Go?
Your giving will support our General Fund, which supports the core ministries of the church. Some of those areas include Worship, Children & Student Ministries, Local & Global Outreach, Discipleship, and The Core Operating Expenses of GTWY Church.
Ways To Give
Cash or Check
Each weekend as part of our worship experience, we joyfully respond to God’s generosity towards us by placing checks or cash in the giving baskets which are typically passed around during our worship music time by our ushers.
Online Bill Pay
Use your bank’s bill pay feature to set up recurring donations at no charge to Gateway Church or you. Your bank’s online banking system should be able to guide your through this process. This is a good option because there is no fee and it happens automatically.
You can easily give or set up recurring gifts through our secure giving portal by bank transfer or credit card transaction. Click Here to Give Online. There are no hidden charges or fees for the giver but Gateway Church does incur a 3% charge for the credit card/ACH processing. Would you consider covering this fee?
Text to Give
Each weekend as part of our worship experience, you are welcome to respond to God’s generosity towards you by texting any amount to 84321.
If you would like to give the gift of stock, you can contact Jonny, JonnyD@gtwy.church
You can mail a check to
160 Cowan Road
Parkesburg, PA 19365
5th Weekend Giving
Four times a year, we have the opportunity to designate 50% of our giving toward a specific ministry either within the church or an outside organization as approved by the Gateway Elders. We call this special weekend giving our “5th Weekend Giving.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You will receive an annual giving statement from Gateway Church at the end of the year for yearly giving greater than $250. Because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, you can count your donation to the General Fund for a tax deduction. Other items, such as event registrations or merchandise, are not tax deductible. Note: If you give cash, please put your money in an envelope and write your full name and address on it.
Contact Gateway Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-857-0720.