UBC Belief on Stewardship

While a steward is one who manages another’s financial affairs, stewardship is about more than just money. It is the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care. Yes, God wants us to be good stewards of the money He gives us, but also of the relationships, talents, time and skills with which He blesses us. Everything we have belongs to God, who is a natural giver. We should be generous givers too. It’s good to be reminded that "the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof..." (Psalms 24:1)
 
At UBC we believe how we spend our money is a reflection of what is most important to us.  For that reason, we try to place an appropriate emphasis on tithing and proportionate giving. 1 Cor. 16:2 admonishes us to give “as God has prospered” us. We are encouraged to give a discernible percentage of our income for the work of the church. This reflects our joyful thanksgiving for the blessings and generosity of God in our lives. The biblical norm is 10%. Whether we give 10%, 5% or 2%, the important thing in a theology of proportionate giving is to commit to tithing starting at a level that is appropriate to our circumstances.  We believe it’s not only a matter of obedience to Scripture but even a powerful form of worship.  We also believe our giving is a discipleship gauge, reflecting where God stacks up in our priorities, and that financial discipleship is as important as relational discipleship.
 
UBC is also committed to being faithful stewards of the gifts given for ministry here. As a church, we have a duty to be good stewards of people’s gifts, and we strive consistently to make Godly, responsible, wise use of the funds entrusted to us. Our monetary gifts further our ability to share with our community and world the message of God’s perfect Gift of Christ and Christ’s transforming love.
 
“But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” (2 Cor. 8:7)
 
Ways to give at UBC:
  • Cash and checks may be deposited in the offering plates passed during the Sunday morning worship service or during the Bible Study hour.  They are also received in the church office via mail or personal delivery.
  • Personal bank drafts may be arranged through your bank’s online bill pay program. Simply pay by an electronic check from personal account to a third party by setting up UBC as a payee and inputting your contribution amount. You may also set this up as a recurring payment.
  • Our Financial Accounts office is happy to help you arrange automatic bank drafts. You may contact debi@ubcfortworth.org for assistance.