Tithing is More than Giving
By contributing to what The Bridge Church is doing in our community, we are using what God has given us to share the good news of Jesus by serving others. We give not because we have to, but because God first gave to us, and we do so with a joyful heart and generous spirit. Doing so ends up benefitting us far more than it costs us.
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The Bridge in Corona
9106 Pulsar Court, Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
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Frequently Ask Questions
What is a tithe?
A Message From Pastor Mark
Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? It’s because he influences the world through his people. God gives to you so he can give through you. The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give both faithfully and faith-fully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built; and you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can give again.
How is a tithe different from an offering?
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%.
Why do we tithe?
The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23) 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.
In Malachi 3:10, 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.”
Is God wise? Do you trust Him?
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.
Is my tithe, gift or non-monetary donation tax deductible?
Yes! All tithes, gifts and non-monetary donations are tax deductible as charitable donations. The Bridge Church is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. All tithes, offerings, or donations of any kind are deductible under IRC section 170(c)(2).
I need to complete my taxes. How do I get a statement of all my donations to the church?
It’s easy! Simply scroll to the bottom of any page on our church website and sign into our online community platform. If you have never created a profile, please go to Church Community Builder and sign up for free. Once you have an account, you can view your giving history, print giving statements, create and edit scheduled giving series (such as a recurring tithe), and manage your method of giving.
It’s easy to sign up, it saves you and the church time and all information is kept secure and confidential.
How do I donate a special offering or end of the year monetary donation to the church?
We appreciate your giving heart!
Special offerings are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way, outside of a regular offering or tithe, which helps us to stretch or grow in our faith. Visit Giving Opportunities to learn more about Ministries in need, upcoming projects and other opportunities where your special offering may help serve the church and the surrounding community.
How do I make a non-monetary donation to the church?
Non-monetary donations include any type of item(s) which is not currency but which have value and/or usefulness to the church. This may include anything from computers, office equipment, office supplies, vehicles, professional services or even a donation of land or a building. As a charitable donation, your contribution will make a valuable difference to our ability to reach others for Christ!
Just fill out Non-Monetary Donation form to get started.