Honor the Lord with your income, with the firstfruits of all your crops, then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
– Proverbs 3:9-10
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
– 2 Corinthians 9:7
Ways to Give
Apps for iOS and Android, are available for download from app stores. After installation, find Green Acres Baptist Church in the organization list, and you will be directed through the setup process.
To enable SecureGive, text BUDGET or MISSIONS or BUILDING to 855-305-2555, followed with a space and a dollar amount (i.e. BUDGET $5) No charges incurred account setup is complete. You will receive a reply link for the next step in the process. Once setup is complete, just text a key word and an amount and your gift will be sent automatically.
Make secure contributions from your computer or mobile device. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and E-checks accepted.
Giving Centers are located in the Worship Center and CrossWalk foyers. These electronic kiosks accept credit and debit card contributions.
Sundays Mornings: In any Worship service or Sunday Morning Bible Study
Offering receptacles are situated at most entrances of Worship Center and CrossWalk.
Contributions may be mailed directly to: Stewardship Office, Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Hwy., Tyler, TX 75701
Offering envelopes are mailed out bi-monthly (six times per year). If you are not receiving envelopes or would like to receive them, please send your request, along with your name and mailing address to:
For questions regarding giving, please contact the Stewardship Office at 903-525-1102.
What are Tithes and Offerings?
Tithing Honors the Lord
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the World, and those who dwell in it.” Psalm 24:1
As Christians, we are in a constant process of spiritual growth. As we grow to yield to the lordship of Jesus Christ in our daily lives and obey His commands. Like the spiritual disciplines of prayer, worship and Bible reading, tithing is a simple act of obedience to be used in that growth process. And it is in obeying God that we as Christians find abundant life. The word “tithe” means one tenth (1/10). It refers to giving 10% (1/10) of one’s income to the Lord. 1 Samuel 2:30 says, “Those who honor me will I honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.”
How do we honor God? Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your income, with the firstfruits of all your crops, then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” This was written in a time based on agricultural economy when believers took the first and best of all their produce and gave it to the Lord—one tenth. While our system of exchange is different today, we can apply the same principle in giving to the Lord the first of our income —10%— before any earthly financial obligations. But can you afford that? If you love and fear God, you cannot afford not to give. If you will write that first check each week/month to the Lord, upon the authority of His Word, He will make sure you have all you need. Maybe not all you want, but all you need.
The Difference Between Tithes and Offerings
While tithes are the basics of Christian Stewardship, offerings are gifts made above and beyond the scriptural tithe. Throughout the year, you may learn of financial needs beyond regular operations to which you feel led by God to contribute.
Gifts made to such specific areas are call “designated” gifts, and when making contributions to those areas, you must specify or designate where you want that money to go. Some of those areas include but are not limited to:
- World Mission Offering
- Mission Trips
- Building Fund
- Library Memorials