At Harvest, you can use any of the following methods to give:
- Click here to give online fast and secure
- Create a text message to the number 59769 and text the word GIVING exactly as shown to give on any mobile device
- Mail your check or money order to: Harvest Christian Center | P.O. Box 441004 | Aurora, CO 80044
- Give at your campus during worship experiences when the baskets are passed or at any iPad kiosk
- Give through the Harvest Mobile App
There are 4 simple ways in which we give as Christians according to Nehemiah 12:44 that guarantee the fullness of the blessing in our lives. God’s desire is to have your heart and wherever your money is, that is where your heart is. From a practical standpoint, when you give, you help Harvest to change lives around the world and impact our community with God’s love.
The Tithe – the tithe is the first 10% of our gross income and was originally instituted by Abraham in Genesis 14:20 as a sign of the covenant between he and God. The tithe belongs to God and is not ours and should be the first thing paid when you receive any income. God desires the first and the best. Tithing is proof of your love for God. Tithing is not an “old covenant” principle. It was taught on extensively as part of the Renewed Covenant. God states that you can test Him through your tithes and offerings according to Malachi 3:8-11. God requires obedience to His Word, but He gives great mercy and according to Leviticus 27:31, if you’ve fallen behind on your tithing or used it for something else, God provides you with grace. With that grace, God requires a 20% increase for a total tithe of 30% of our gross income.
Tax Returns – you should tithe & sow an offering when receiving any income tax refunds.
The Offering – the offering is what we sow above the tithe and it determines the measure of increase we experience according to Luke 6:38. While the tithe is a sustainer, the offering brings increase. For example, if your offering is in the measure of tens, your increase will be in the tens and the tithe will sustain an atmosphere of that increase. Offerings are also “seed” and should be targeted when sown by writing your petition on your giving envelope.
First Fruits – the first fruit is the first of your increase found in several places in the Scriptures, but made plain in Proverbs 3:9-10. For example, if you get a raise $1000 MORE every week than your previous job, then your first fruit would be the first $1,000 you receive from that raise. If you did not have a job and you get a new job, the first fruit is the entire first check. You only give first fruits when you come into an increase that will be continual (i.e. raise, bonus, etc.) If you start a business, the first sale made is a first fruit. The first fruit guarantees us continual overflow.
Love Offerings – The Bible teaches in 1st Timothy 5:17 (NIV) that, “Pastors who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching,” and in 1st Corinthians 9:11 (NIV), “if we have sown spiritual seed among you, it is too much if we reap a material harvest from you,” and finally in 1st Corinthians 9:14 (NIV), “that the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should make their living from the gospel.” We should sow a “love offering” to our Bishop as a gesture of our appreciation for him.