I’m blessed to be the pastor of Hillside Church. I really am.
But I’m not just the pastor, Hillside is my church too.
I’m in a community group. My girls have grown up in our children’s and youth ministries. My family participates in the life of this church, and we financially support it too.
Sometimes people are surprised to hear that pastors give financially to their church, but I am committed to giving at least 10% of my income every month. Here are some of the reasons Kristin and I do this:
1. I want to be an example to my kids and to others. Our culture tends to be pretty self-centered, so I want to be a counter-cultural example of generosity because I believe selflessness is a better way to live and glorify God.
2. I believe in our mission of making disciples. I want “more people to experience life with God.” Those aren’t just words printed on a banner, they are worthy of my attention, resources, and finances.
3. I want to make a difference. When I give to Hillside, I’m investing in the kingdom and making a dent in eternity. Read the year-end letter or watch the video below to remember some of the great things Hillside has been able to do this year!
Those are just three reasons Kristin and I give to Hillside, and also why we’re giving a special year-end gift in these last few days of 2016.
I’d love to invite you to join me.
December is a big month for Hillside– we budget for extra giving in these last few days. Maybe you can give a little, or a lot, or maybe there’s a crazy generous amount that’s been put on your heart!
Your financial support means so much and sustains the ministry Hillside.
Here’s a link to our online giving option. You can review your giving or set up new giving. (You can also mail a check as long as it’s dated and postmarked by December 31).
If you have any questions about the church finances, we do have more info here.