Online giving is a safe and easy way to help support the ministry of Beltline Christian Center.  This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution, or establishing a recurring contribution.  Your contributions can be made directly from your bank account, or by using your bank card (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are accepted).

To set up online giving for the first time or to continue giving online, CLICK HERE.

3 Simple Steps:

 

1. Create a user name
2. Provide contact and bank or credit card information
3. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift

Benefits of giving online for both you and the church:

 

Faithfulness: In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the “First Fruits” of our labor. By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify you can ensure that your First Fruits are given back to God.

 

Simplicity: Giving this way takes the guess work out of the process. You will not need to remember if you gave this month or need to mail in your contributions when you are out of town.

 

Security: Keeping your information and contribution(s) secure is a top priority to us.  Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.

 

A giving statement will be sent to you at year-end for your personal records and for tax purposes.

Why Tithe?

 

Tithing reflects a grateful heart that wants to give back to God a portion of what He has given us--in reality, what is already His. Tithing is our opportunity to show God that He is first in our lives. James 1:17 says that “every good and perfect gift is from above …,” so we have an opportunity to tangibly show God He is the “owner” of our finances by giving back to Him the first of what He gives us.

There are three reasons why we should tithe:

1. Tithing reflects our heart.

 

What is the most important thing to you?  Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We can see the reality of that in the world today and the exaltation of the financially successful, and more personally you can see that by looking at your own bank statement.

Malachi 3:10
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

2. Tithing is Biblical.

 

Long before tithing was a practice of the Israelite people, Cain and Abel, the second generation of the human race, brought an offering to the Lord. The Lord blessed Abel’s offering, but rejected Cain’s. Abel brought the “firstborn of his flock,” while Cain brought “some of the fruits of the soil” as an offering. God wants to be first. The following scriptures show how tithing is biblical.

 

Genesis 14:18-20
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.

 

Genesis 28:22
“And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will surely give a tenth to you.”

 

Leviticus 27:30
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.

 

Deuteronomy 26:1-2
And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.

 

3. Tithing is a benefit.

 

God’s kingdom is built on multiplication, not division. God uses the tithe as an investment where everyone involved gets a return on the investment. Obviously, the church and the kingdom are blessed, and yet God’s nature is to also bless the giver. This principle is highlighted in the passage below.

 

II Chronicles 31:4-10
Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to contribute support for the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves to the Law of the Lord.

As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in abundance the first fruits of grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything. And the children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, brought the tithe of oxen and sheep; also the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to the Lord their God they laid in heaps.

 

In the third month they began laying them in heaps, and they finished in the seventh month. And when Hezekiah and the leaders came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord and His people Israel. Then Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. And Azariah the chief priest, from the house of Zadok, answered him and said, “Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat and have plenty left, for the Lord has blessed His people; and what is left is this great abundance.”

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Sunday:

Morning Worship @ 10:30 am

BCC Kids Church @ 10:30 am
Evening Prayer / Classes @ 6:00 pm

Monday:

Men's Bible Study @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday:
Adult Discipleship @ 6:30 pm
IGNITE Youth Ministries @ 6:30 pm
Kid's Class @ 6:30 pm

Thursday:

Ladies Bible Study @ 10:00 am

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address:

310 Oakwood Ave
Alton, IL 62002

Phone:
(618) 462-2412

E-mail:

beltlinecog@gmail.com