Finances are a major part of the world we live in. There are newspapers and television channels specifically focused on it. Income is one of the first things we ask about at a new job. Economics is even a central cog in determining who we elect to public office. Money is a big deal in our culture!
And it’s really nothing new. You might be surprised to know that Jesus actually had a lot to say about how we manage our money. Because of that, it’s something we love talking about at Mountain Lakes Church, if only because we’ve seen too many people weighed down by the trappings of debt and bad financial decision making. Perhaps that’s a feeling you know all too well.
The Bible teaches a simple money-map for how we should prioritize the wealth God entrusts to us. Simply put, we ought to:
And as far as giving goes, we believe one place that God would have everyone give is the local church. The church was His invention to spread His message to the world and what you see at Mountain Lakes Church is one expression of that in the Upstate.
Mountain Lakes Church is an easy place to give to because every week we see lives being changed as a direct result of faithful giving. It’s really rewarding! The reality is every dollar that you give really does go to creating the kind of church that even the unchurched people of our community love to attend; the kind of church it’s easy to invite them to!
And we rely on the tithes and offerings of our people to help us do everything in our city that we dream of doing. 100% of the funding for Mountain Lakes Church comes from the attenders and friends of MLC who believe in our mission. Please know that every dollar you invest in Mountain Lakes is an investment in the work of God and we do our very best to steward it well. Imagine the impact you could make simply by giving consistently to the mission of Mountain Lakes Church.
We collect an offering on Sundays, but many of us have found it easier and more manageable to give online.