Just as you excel in everything else—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV)
Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? It’s because He influences the world through His people. God gives to you so He can give through you. The Bible tells us that everything we have has been given to us by God. (1 Chronicles 29:11-14). As you give both faithfully and faith-fully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built; and you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can give again.
At Joy Fellowship, we express worship through our giving by covenanting together to contribute cheerfully and regularly (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). Through this act of worship we are supporting missionaries, tending to church expenses, helping the poor, and spreading the gospel throughout Okaloosa county, NWF, and to the ends of the earth.