The principle of giving begins with God himself.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. -John 3:16
Our heavenly Father not only gave during the single act of sacrificing his Son for us, but has established this trait as part of His nature and character.
God designed generosity and the practice of giving to be an act of worship (1 Cor. 16:2). Our heart attitude towards giving acts as an indicator that points to what we value most in life.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21
At River Valley we believe in the value and the biblical requirement to give (Matt. 6:2). We know also that giving is a matter of the heart. We believe that each of us is to examine ourselves and give for the right reasons with the right heart attitude. (See 2 Cor. 9:7 & Matt. 6:1). Giving is something to be done not grudgingly or indifferently but cheerfully and wholeheartedly.