Giving

Why Give to the Ministry of The Stream?
 
We believe The Stream is playing a significant role in the Great Commission that Jesus gave in Matthew 28:18-20 by “Transforming lives by the power of God’s Spirit, love, grace, and truth” in the city of Las Vegas and beyond. We also realize that to effectively sustain and expand our ministry we need support and resources.
 
There is a great deal that the Bible says about the subject of giving, so much that we can only include some of it here. Ultimately giving is an issue that reflects a person’s heart for God and for his kingdom. Below are some truths from God’s word and some principles that we should seriously consider in regards to this issue.
 
Why give? (10 Reasons):
 
1. God is a giver! Everything we have, including our salvation, is a gift that we have received from God (John 3:16, Romans 11:36).
 
2. God provides for us! Giving is an expression of thanksgiving and worship (Philippians 4:19, Proverbs 3:9-10, 2 Corinthians 9:12).
 
3. God commands it! If we love God we will obey his commands (John 14:15, 2 Corinthians 9:7).
 
4. Giving helps me develop a deeper intimacy with God (Matthew 6:21).
 
5. Giving is a remedy for selfishness and materialism (1 Timothy 6:10, 17-19).
 
6. Giving strengthens my faith (Philippians 4:19, Proverbs 3:5-6, 9-10; 2 Corinthians 9:6).
 
7. Giving is an eternal investment (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
 
8. Giving blesses me now and in eternity (Proverbs 11:25, Matthew 6:20, Proverbs 22:9).
 
9. Giving blesses the church and helps to advance the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 16:1, Luke 8:1-3).
 
10. Giving demonstrates that I love God and am seeking him first (Matthew 6:20, Matthew 6:33, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15).
OPTIONS FOR GIVING /
Including Online Giving:
 
1. You can drop a gift in the offering basket on Sunday morning during one of our worship serv
ices.
 
2. You can give online right now here through The Stream’s PayPal account.
 
 
3. You can setup an automatic electronic donation to The Stream [please contact financial team member 
Lenny Smith(click name for email link) or at 310.863.3733 and he will answer any questions you have and inform you on how to set this up].
 
4. You can mail a donation in to our church mailing address (please note: this is our mailing address only, not our location address):
 
The Stream
9850 S. Maryland Parkway, Ste. 5-250
Las Vegas, NV 89183
 
How Do We Approach Giving at The Stream?
 
~ We challenge you to look at these scriptures and seriously pray about how you will respond.
 
~ The issue seems to be about a person’s heart before God, faith in God and his word, and a command to generous sacrificial giving; rather than an issue of legalistically following a tithe (10%) of one’s income. However, a tithe is a great place to start for practical purposes with your giving.
 
~ We do not want to pressure you about your giving, but we clearly value what God’s word teaches and we challenge you to follow it in all aspects of your life! Giving is an important aspect of worship, blessing, and joy! Giving will bring blessing to you, to the church, and to the kingdom of God!