We need Kingdom-minded people who are willing to sacrifice financially in order to see a new church planted in the Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford area. We are asking for one-time gifts or pledges of monthly support over three years.
How to Give
After praying and thinking about the possibility of supporting our ministry, there are three ways to give safely and securely through Mission to North America (MNA). 100% of the gifts go to Hope Presbyterian Church.
First, you can contribute online:
Second, if you like traditional methods, you can send a donation to:
Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte, NC 28289-0233
Please make your checks payable to Mission to North America.
Our church plant project should be clearly designated with a note accompanying the check or money order indicating
Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford, PA and William Stern
Finally, you can also donate stored assets (stocks, bonds, etc.…) for our ministry through Mission to North America.
Or contact MNA directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 825-1253
Below are some questions adapted from Redeemer Presbyterian Church's very helpful Stewardship Resource Page:
WHAT IS GENEROSITY?
Generosity is the natural, consistent, and occasionally spontaneous giving of our material possessions to God’s service and to our communities because of and modeled after what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. As God “did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all” (Romans 8:32), so our posture toward God and others in response to his love should be one of cheerful sacrifice and generosity.
WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP?
A steward is a person who has been entrusted with, and who manages, another’s resources according to the owner’s vision and values. Each of us was created for stewardship by God (Genesis 1:28). A steward is both a ruler with authority to govern resources and a slave accountable to the owner of those resources. The New Testament calls Christians caretakers of God’s truths and gifts — even God’s grace (1 Corinthians 4:1; 1 Peter 4:10).
WHAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE TITHE?
In the Old Testament, believers were required to give a tenth of their income to the support of the ministry and the needs of the poor. The New Testament teaches that we should give as we are “able and even beyond [our] ability” (2 Corinthians 8:3). Therefore, the tithe (10%) is seen as a kind of minimum guideline for giving.
DO I GIVE 10% OF MY GROSS OR NET INCOME?
Scripture teaches that we are to give back to God our “first fruits” (Exodus 23:16, 19). Proverbs 3:9 encourages us to “honor the Lord with [our] wealth, with the first fruits of [our] crops,” meaning the primary and choicest of our possessions. God has modeled “first fruits” by giving us his son, Jesus Christ. Our response to God should reflect our love of and devotion to him.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO GIVE 10% RIGHT NOW?
There are seasons in our economic life. There are financial responsibilities to our families, friends, communities, and in some cases, creditors. In any stage of life, good planning is necessary to increase our giving over time without neglecting our legal and personal financial obligations. For some people, 10% is too low a starting point. For others, giving even 5% is a sacrifice. The goal is to increase one’s commitment up to and above 10%, so that it models Christ’s love to our communities.
ISN’T THERE MORE TO GENEROSITY AND STEWARDSHIP THAN MONEY?
We certainly must be good stewards of all that God has given us: money, time, skills, influence and position. Therefore, generosity and stewardship are about much more, but not less, than our financial resources. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Our heart’s inclination is to worship anything other then God. For many of us, money can become an idol. Therefore, giving it away generously to God’s service can liberate us from our idolatry and fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).