why we give

We’re building something that we hope and pray will glorify God and help people enjoy him forever.

You can give online at our secure site. One-time gifts are wonderful, as are recurring gifts. Some of you might be able to give $50 a month or $500 a month or a one-time gift of $5000 or even $50,000. All gifts are tax-deductible and you will be able to download a giving statement. You also can mail donations to
City Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2641, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.

It would be easy for me to say that we give because it’s the right thing to do.  But sometimes, the ‘right thing to do’ doesn’t come so easy.  Truth is, it’s been pretty difficult to let go of something we cling to so tightly.  Retirement, possible job-loss, the dream of a bigger home, debt-free college tuition, and security are a few of the excuses we swirl around when it comes to deciding how much to “let go” to the church.

How do we know that the amount we give will be invested well into growing the church into something we want to continue being a part of? Well, when we looked at scripture, it was pretty clear.  Growing up, I always knew about tithing.  However, I recently discovered that financial giving is also a spiritual gift. God has fantastically interwoven gifts among His people to orchestrate His kingdom.  We personally are not called to take in orphans, lead mission trips, plant a church, etc.  However, we ARE able to give financially. It is a crucial part of helping the other ministries carry out the purpose of loving people and our city.

We pray that our grip will be loosened even more.  We have witnessed God’s plan for this church with awe and joy, and are thankful that our trust has not only been unshaken, but magnified in ways we could never have imagined.