Join hands with us for the gospel by giving online.
One third of TBC’s budget is designated to outreach. This allows us to have a significant commitment to missions and evangelism around the world. This historic commitment draws our hearts outward to a world that needs Christ.
Your online giving is secure way to invest in the growth of the gospel in Tulsa and around the worldGive
Here are some key principles that guide our giving.
- I am not an owner—I am a manager.
For just a few years, I get to manage God’s money. Everything I own belongs to Him. The earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof. (Psalm 24:1)
- God has been outrageously generous to me in Jesus Christ.
We have been born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. (1 Peter 1:3-4)
I can be a cheerful giver because God has been so generous to me in Christ (2 Corinthians 9:7-8).
- Christ gave all he had for me.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
- God will provide for all my needs.
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. (1 Corinthians 9:10-11)
- I can use this temporary money to buy real riches.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:19-20)
- I am tempted to love money. I am drawn to feel secure because I have money. I am drawn to feel significant because I have money.
This temptation is deadly dangerous
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
- If I am reading this on the internet, I am wealthy by global standards. The Bible teaches me to be generous.
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:18-19)