"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you" (Luke 6:38).
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver" (II Corinthians 9:7).
At The River we believe the essence of living is found in giving. The nature of God and of His Son, Jesus, is one that is marked by extravagant giving. As our relationship with Christ deepens, one of the expressions of His nature in us will be a growing desire to give. Both tithing and giving are biblical expressions of worship and are therefore encouraged and celebrated in our services.