How to Give
Restoration operates on a lean, though effective budget. This is possible through our disciple-making model that is focused on equipping multiple lay leaders to lead discipleship groups in homes, restaurants, and coffee shops. Even our corporate gathering meets in a donated space, to create a scalable model for ministry multiplication. Everything we do is designed to make disciples out of people who are currently far from God.
If you are interested in giving here are a few things to do:
- Take some time to pray about how much God would like you to give (Ps. 37:5).
- Commit in your heart to give that amount on a regular basis (2 Cor. 9:7).
- Abide in Jesus as you give (John 15).
If you would like to invest in the Kingdom of God by giving to Restoration, you can do so in three ways:
- Online: Fill out the form below to create an account and give a one time gift or set up recurring giving.
- Check: Checks can be made out to "Restoration Church of the C&MA" and mailed to P.O. Box 844 Amherst, OH 44001 or put in the offering basket.
- Text: You can give via text right from your phone by texting "Witness" and the amount to 59769. Click here for further instructions.
Thank you for helping us make disciples! By the way: we recently changed giving tools, if you had recurring giving set up before, please sign-up again through our new system.
Why We Give
Giving is one of the easiest things for sleazy pastors to talk about and the hardest thing for good pastors to talk about. The fact is that pastors' salaries are directly dependent offerings, so talking about giving is difficult for those of us who don't want to be self-serving. The good news is that supporting a pastor is not the primary reason to give to a church. Certainly, there is Scriptural precedent for compensating ministers (Luke 10:7, 1 Timothy 5:17-18). However, God has a much more comprehensive purpose for giving to the His Kingdom. Here are a few reasons why giving is valuable:
- Giving resources the Church to make disciples (Mathew 28:19-20).
- Giving resources the Church to support missionary and church planting efforts (Luke 10, Mark 13:10)
- Giving provides the church with the ability to care for needs in the church and the community (Luke 3:11, Proverbs 22:9, Matthew 25:31ff, Galatians 2:10, James 1:27)
- Giving builds your trust in God and ensures that your mind is set on eternal things (Malachi 3:7-10, Matthew 6:19-21, 2 Corinthians 9:7)
- God already owns everything (Psalm 50:10, John 3:27, Psalm 24:1)
- Giving reflects a heart of obedience and faith in God (1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Luke 21:1-4).
Tithing (10%) was a part of the Old Testament Law, something we are no longer under. It seems that God used the concept of giving 10% as a tool for teaching trust. In the New Testament, giving was an act of trust that was completely dependent on the direction of God and not under obligation. Rather than see giving as a legalistic requirement, God encourages us to give cheerfully in accordance with what He has led us to give and how we have committed (2 Corinthians 9:7). We advise raying for God's direction and give accordingly.