Scripture encourages the believer to give as God leads, and promises that God will bless accordingly.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Test me in this says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven
and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
2 Corinthians 9:7
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.
Calvary Nexus strives to offer a variety of options for giving, including online. Please prayerfully consider the best option for your needs
Your Bank’s Bill-pay:
Most banks offer their customers online bill-payment options. It is usually free and easily accessible through your bank’s online account access. We encourage as many people as possible to use this option because it is easy to set up, has the best options for tracking your giving, and does not incur any costs to the church. Please access your Bank’s online account system to set this up.
Give Online Here:
We use an online service called Bluefire that offers lower fees for churches to receive online donations. Donations through Bluefire are easy to set up and you can choose to pay with a credit card or as an electronic check in their secure payment system. You can even register for an account and save your payment information, then it’s easy to set up or change recurring donations. This option does cost the church a small transaction fee per donation but it’s very easy and secure. It’s also a great option because Bluefire is owned and staffed by fellow Believers.
Send a Check
As with all donations to the church, our finance team makes every effort to have process your gift securely and confidentially with the highest standards of accountability. We will continue to do this whichever method of giving you choose.
Please send checks to:
380 Mobil Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Giving, Tithing, Kingdom Stewardship, and Rewards
Jesus talked more about money than any other subject because He competed with money for the hearts of people. Jesus warned us to be on guard against all kinds of greed, because a man’s life doesn’t consist in the abundance of His possessions [Luke 12:15]. You cannot serve God and money as masters, whichever one you love more will shape your view of the importance of the other [Matt. 6:19-34]. Some view their contributions to the work of the kingdom as a “God tax.” So they look for loopholes, argue whether gross or net and look to avoid or minimize their contributions to the kingdom. When you perceive giving to the kingdom as a “God tax” you focus on “earned” income somehow believing that God operates on the same statutory regulations as the IRS. However Jesus compares giving with investing not with taxes. Investment thinking causes you to use your creativity to increase the amount given in contrast with tax-based thinking that seeks to reduce the amount. Kingdom stewardship assumes that all money possessed by a Christian is really God’s money, placed in trust with a believer for proper personal support and then advancement of God’s kingdom. Good financial stewardship requires managing costs of living so funds are available for kingdom investing. Nevertheless Jesus’ instructions about finances are commandments requiring obedience not merely investment advice. We are stewards of His resources!
Randy Alcorn in his book “The Treasure Principle” reveals: 1. God owns everything; you are His money manager. 2. Your heart always goes where you put God’s money. 3. Heaven, not earth, is your home. 4. Focus on the eternal (life in heaven) not temporal (life on earth). 5. God prospers you not to raise your standard of living, but standard of giving. 6. Giving is the only antidote for materialism.
Here is a summary of financial theology:
1. God owns it all [Hag 2:8].
2. God entrusts His resources to you [I Sam. 2:7, Matt. 25:14-29].
3. God demands His due [Prov. 3:9, Mal. 3:8-10, Matt. 25:14-29]. The tithe (10%) is a baseline for giving. The tithe is based on “gross” (God has no tithe code with tithe deductions). It is not an option but rather represents a threshold for kingdom stewardship. The standards of New Testament grace are higher than the Old Testament law (see, The Sermon on the Mount). We are to honor God with our first fruits such that we allocate the first budget line item to God [Prov. 3:9]. The “offering” is a gift over and above the tithe. They are elective but are a wise investment.
4. God expects a return on investment [Matt. 25:14-18]. God will demand an accounting and He has high expectations on what you do with resources.
5. God rewards His servants [I Tim. 6:17-19, Luke 12:33-34, Matt. 25:20-21]. God honors those who honor Him. There is no smarter financial decision than managing God’s funds for His glory and honor. All resources used to advance God’s kingdom shall be richly rewarded in this life, but primarily in the eternal life to come.