For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Structured Giving

Structured giving—or tithing—is well thought out, consistent weekly or monthly giving that we base on a percentage of our income, usually around 10%. It is not an affordability issue (i.e. We’ll give something after all the bills are paid.). We prioritize this as the first thing we do with our money.

According to Scripture, the core issue that structured giving addresses is trust and control. We give up control of our money as we submit it to the local church, and we trust God to provide just what we need. (Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:33, 2 Corinthians 8:5)

Here’s the question at the heart of structured giving: “God, will 90% of my money go farther than me controlling 100% as I trust you and put you first?”

Spontaneous Giving

Spontaneous giving is finding creative ways to be generous as God brings opportunities. We may find ways to bless friends, neighbors, the poor, missionaries, projects, or other people in need. This goes above and beyond structured giving.

According to Scripture, the core issue that structured giving addresses is sacrifice and generosity. Our freedom in Jesus allows us to give generously and bless those around us as God’s Spirit leads. We get the joy of partnering with God and His unending provision as we give to people in need. (Exodus 25:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11)

Here’s the question at the heart of spontaneous giving: “God, where are you prompting me to help meet the needs of those around me as I seek to be generous and sacrificial with my money?”

Ways To Give

Give Online

Set up your new giving profile using Subsplash.
First, enter an amount. Then on the right or above, choose the Fund, Frequency, and specific date to start. Then choose Next and follow the simple instructions to get set up.

Give via Brookside.life

Give In Person

During our Sunday services, we pass baskets so that you can give in person as a part of worship.

Mail A Check

You can simply make a check out to “Brookside Church” and mail it to:
6102 Evard Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46835