Treasures

 All that we hold valuable

A prayer

Lord, all that we hold valuable, let it be at your disposal. Amen.

What even is tithing?

The practice of tithe is  given 10% of your income to your local church. We see tithing in the biblical narrative as a cornerstone for giving. Tithing is established in the Old Testament (Gen 14:20, Gen 28:20-22, Deut 26:1-2, 2 Chron 31:4-5), and it is reaffirmed by Jesus (Luke 11:42).

The examples we have in the new testament scripture also show tithe money supporting the local faith community’s work. In the 21st Century, that equivalent is the local church. It’s clear that not everyone can start at a full tithe; however, we encourage everyone to begin somewhere to see how God uses giving to build His Kingdom and make full the lives of others.

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GIVING

1. God owns everything.
God created the Earth and everything in it, including us (Gen 1), and therefore everything is his. 

2. Giving money is an act of faith in God and his promises.

3. The Bible sets the tithe as the cornerstone of financial giving.

4. Those who give money to 21st Century Church  are considered part of 21st Century Church.

5. We recognize that growth takes time.

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GIVING

We understand that where your treasure is, so also is your heart. The idea behind this thought is that all that you hold valuable can be linked to what you love (Mat. 6:21). As it relates to treasures, financial generosity is a natural extension of our love for Jesus, His Kingdom, and all people. We hold valuable the work of the Kingdom of God, so it’s natural for us to support it. For us, it’s not just about financial giving; the point is, our monetary gift is an extension of the posture of our hearts. Our finical allocation is a clear indication of what we love. 

THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY, THOSE IN NEED HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOUR GIVING HAS HAD IMPACT:

Donated to our socially-distanced food drives at all Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky sites, collectively donating approximately 40,000lbs of non-perishable items for local food pantries and non-profits.

Our Crossroads community has partnered with Sew Masks 4 Cincy to sew 10,000 masks (and counting) for frontline workers.

WHEN YOU GIVE, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Jesus calls all of his followers to go above and beyond norms to financially sacrifice for others (Matt 19:16-30). We pool our resources at 21st Century Church to build the Kingdom of God. 

Pastors Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

REACHING FRIENDS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY

We run hard after our friends and neighbors with the goal of flipping cities by sharing the word of Jesus with and providing resources to our neighborhoods.

Pastors Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

REACHING PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY

Whether it’s investing in technology so people can access content about Jesus in a language they can understand, or deploying teams after a natural disaster, we’re always pursuing people from coast to coast.

Pastors Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

REACHING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

By partnering with on-the-ground organizations across the world and sending teams to provide support and manpower, we’re sharing Jesus with people near and far.

GIVING FUELS LIFE CHANGE

THE FAR-REACHING IMPACT OF GENEROSITY

In just three short years, the giving that came through the I’M IN campaign fueled major changes to impact our communities, our nation, and the world. Initiatives like merging with Central Kentucky, prison ministry, development of an app where prayers can be posted and prayed for, and much more were made possible by the generosity of our community. You’ll never have to wonder if your giving made a difference.

REACHING FRIENDS IN OUR OWN CITIES

The crystal-clear mission of Crossroads has always been to reach our friends and neighbors and share the message of Jesus. It’s why we started in a rented schoolroom and haven’t stopped expanding to make room for everyone we possibly can. This expansion looks like on-site weekend experiences, digital messaging and robust channels, and infrastructure to build community from the ground up.

GIVING NEW POSSIBILITY TO THE WORKING POOR

Holistic change for the working poor means getting in the trenches—and that’s exactly what it looks like at CityLink Center in Cincinnati. After years of research and partnerships, CityLink Center is the culmination of how it looks to put holistic services around the individual who’s stuck in the cycle of poverty, in a way that creates lasting life change and generational hope.

LOOKING FOR HELP ON HOW TO STEWARD WELL YOUR MONEY?

Here’s a list of some of our favorite resources. More resources coming soon.

Watch The Blessed Life

Culture is full of ideas, influencers, and suggestions on what it means to be blessed. But why are so many people who seem “blessed” living in absolute emptiness? God has a different way to look at blessings and he wants to show us the freedom that comes along with that. Join us as we explore what it really means to live a blessed life.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HEART THE BLESSED LIFE: WEEK 1

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HEART THE BLESSED LIFE: WEEK 1

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HEART THE BLESSED LIFE: WEEK 1

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Robert Morris on the Aggressive Life

Everyone likes the idea of being generous… but very few people actually practice it. And then there’s Robert Morris. The pastor and author is an obvious exception to that rule. Brian flew out to Dallas to hear Robert’s incredible stories and to find the connection between aggression and generosity.

Partners and Affiliation

Ohio Ministry Network | Peoples Church Uptown Cincinnati | Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas | 100 Movements | Movement Leaders Collective | Ohio Ministry Network