BETHEL helpS you reach your Goals for giving:
Bethel provides an opportunity for those who would like to give online. You can give with your debit/credit card or checking account on your computer or smart device by using GIVELIFY.
The Steward’s Prayer
Into the Kingdom of God, I sow my finances. Every penny shall produce for God and for me. The Gospel shall be preached; lives shall be changed, bodies shall be healed; souls shall be saved; Satan shall be stopped and the needs of this ministry are already met.
It shall produce for me good measure, pressed down, running over blessings. God will give back to me through the hands of others so that I might give again. I count it as done, I know that it is done, and I stand on God’s Word that it’s done. In Jesus’ Name, We Pray. Amen.
You can also mail your gifts to
Bethel AME Church, Post Office Box 431, Columbia, South Carolina 29202
The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income, isn’t merely giving something to God. It’s giving back what was His, to begin with.
” 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.” Malachi 3:10 (NIV)
Spiritual growth and maturity
“But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
“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 (NIV)
Give Your Time & Talents. Time is the greatest gift you can give someone because you only have a set amount of it. When you give someone your time, you’re giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Give your talents! “There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
I Corinthians 12:5-6 (NIV)
WHY WE GIVE
We give to experience God’s promises upon our lives.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35 (NIV)
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)