Biblically, we are called to be a people of generosity. God instructs to give from a place of gratitude and joyfulness. Our giving as a church is not to be under compulsion or force, but is meant to be from an overflow of the heart. Ultimately, the things we own and the finances we handle are on loan to us from God. He is the creator of all things are and ever will be. When we give back to Him it is not because God is in need, but rather to give honor and trust where it first belongs.