“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”  -2 Corinthians 9:7-8
 
  
 

Why Do We Give?

We are God’s stewards, entrusted by Him with time and opportunities, abilities and possessions, and the blessings of the earth and its resources. We are responsible to Him for their proper use. We acknowledge God’s ownership by faithful service to Him and our fellow human beings, and by returning tithe and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and the support and growth of His church. Stewardship is a privilege given to us by God for nurture in love and the victory over selfishness and covetousness. Stewards rejoice in the blessings that come to others as a result of their faithfulness.
 

 

Ways to Give

In Person
 By placing your donation in the offering plate, a tithe envelope with your designated offering or anytime during the service by placing your donation in the giving slot in the lobby. Please make checks payable to Auburn SDA Church.
 
 
 
Online
Give online anytime through the General Conference provided AdventistGiving platform by clicking here. It allows you to return your tithe and give your offerings online either one time or as a recurring donation with a debit/credit card or an electronic check. Fast, safe and easy to use. For more info about AdventistGiving please click here or contact the church office. A tax deductible receipt will also be given at the end of the year for all donations. 
 
 
 
 
 
By Mail
If you prefer to send in your donation by mail, you can mail your check to:
Auburn SDA Church
12225 Rock Creek Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602
Please make checks payable to:
Auburn SDA Church
 

The Importance of Giving

In the New Testament, the meal of a young boy—a few fish and loaves of bread —fed 5,000 men and women in the hands of Jesus. This act is not possible with ourselves in control, but when we hand our offering to Jesus, we release our grip on our worldly possessions and put them in His hands to help our brothers and sisters in need. The story of the loaves and the fishes shows us the power of even the smallest gift. God doesn’t need our offerings, but when we give we will experience the spiritual rewards of letting go.
 
 

Where Does the Money Go?

The tithe dollar starts its journey from your local church and is first sent to your local conference. From there, a portion goes to the local union and then on to the North American Division and the General Conference where it is dispersed world-wide to support gospel workers everywhere including the General Conference itself. The tithing system is beautiful in its simplicity and equality. Every man, woman, and child may become a treasure for the Lord—a shareholder in God’s work on Earth. 
Any loose or undesignated offerings go to the highlighted offering of the week, which can be found on the Northern California Conference website here.
 
 

What is a Steward?

Stewardship is more than a Christian responsibility to money and possessions; it begins with the acknowledging that God is the owner of everything. Therefore, being a faithful steward involves all aspects of life including time, health, relationships, environment, our spiritual lives and finances. Each of us has been promoted to manage a “store” for God. It may seem we’ve started at the bottom, and our work is insignificant, but God will bless us if we labor faithfully. The word “steward” means “manager.” Christians define a “steward” as one who recognizes that God – the Owner of everything – employs men and women as His managers.
God wants us to put Him first (Exodus 20:3), and promises to provide for all our needs (Philippians 4:19). We make His interests ours… He makes our interests His. God knows where our choices will lead, and wants to help us make wise decisions. As we daily depend on Him, He makes our “yoke” easy and our “burden light.” (Matthew 11:30)