The local church is God's primary institution for the mission of God. The Bible is clear that we should give our time, talent, and resources toward God's "plan A" for redemption: the local church. When you give to the local church, you sow into the only institution established by Jesus to equip you and your entire spiritual family for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16). That's why all of Sojourn Galleria's members agree to give regularly, sacrificially and cheerfully to support the ministry of our church in our neighborhood.
Typical local gifts: regular tithes, freewill offerings, and local benevolence or “love offering” gifts.
THE SOJOURN HOUSTON BENEVOLENCE FUND
As part of the Sojourn Houston family of churches, Justice & Mercy is one of our five centralized values. Therefore, The Sojourn Houston-Wide Benevolence Fund exists to (1) provide financial support to needy members within Sojourn churches and (2) issue grants to non-profit organizations serving the poor and powerless throughout Houston.