Why Give

Here at Cooks Hill we are committed to being good stewards of your generosity. 


Your tithes and offerings are making a difference locally and globally. You can see one example of this by checking out our MISSIONS page.


Jesus gave everything for us, and it's our joy to give back to Him in support of the work He is doing here in Centralia and around the world.


Nearly one quarter of Jesus’ teaching was about money. The truth is that money is morally neutral, but what we do with our money reveals something much deeper — what’s in our hearts (Matthew 6:21). God is the creator and owner of everything, so we are merely stewards of His stuff (1 Chronicles 29:14).


Cooks HIll encourages members and regular attenders to follow the Biblical model of giving cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and sacrificially (Psalm 4:5). Contributing financially to the work of the church out of our “firstfruits” is both a renunciation of greed as an idol and an acknowledgement that all we have been given is given to us by God and is to be used for his purposes (Matthew 25:14-30). It is an expression of worship in response to all that God has done in our midst.


As Christians, we give because of the grace and generosity God has given us. We are not under compulsion to give; rather, we should offer cheerfully what God has placed on our hearts with grace (2 Corinthians 9:7). This “grace giving” is described as being generous, willful, God-directed, shared, active, and love-motivated (2 Corinthians 8:2-8). We consider this an aspect of worship to the Lord.