Monthly Offering by EFT
At Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni we care as much about why you give as that you give. Check out some Biblical guidelines about giving below.
Bank: Standard Bank
Account: Crystal Park Baptist Church
Number: 021 103 100
Code: 013 042
What about Giving?
To give as an act of worship is a familiar theme throughout Scripture (Numbers 18:26). In the Old Testament all Israelites tithed their earnings, around 23.3%, as a method of taxation; which provided for the needs of the priests of the Tabernacle and the sacrificial system (2 Chronicles 31:5).
Christians are not told to tithe; however we give proportionally to what we earn (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
We give to meet the needs of the saints (Acts 2:44-45), the needs of Christian workers (1 Timothy 5:17-18) and the needs of the poor (Matthew 25:31-40).
Our giving should be anonymous (Matthew 6:1-4) and should be considered a great privileged, not a heavy burden; done with cheerfulness of heart (2 Corinthians 9:7) and be sacrificial in nature (2 Corinthians 8:1-5).
Giving is part of regular worship however special offerings can be taken up (Acts 11:29-30).
Finally the prime motive to give is the example laid down by our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 8-9). Our giving ought to be a self-motivated, God-glorifying act of worship (2 Corinthians 9:7).