Alabama Megachurch donates $500,000 to five mission-oriented non-profit organizations to help those in need.
Bishop Van Moody of the Worship Center Christian Church made a huge announcement during the service on December 23. He announced that their ministry is donating $95,000 to five local non-profit organizations that help the women, children and the incarcerated.
Since March 2019, the church sets aside 10% of tithes, donations, and offerings they receive and kept in a separate bank account. That was what they used to bless other people at the end of the year.
“The tithe is holy unto the Lord,” Bishop Van said. “God promises that if we put Him first and set aside that 10 percent, that He will take care of the rest.”
Bishop Van then explained that the organizations “embody much of what we believe as a ministry.”
The five organizations are The Children’s Village, a group home for siblings. The Lovelady Center, prison reentry and drug rehabilitation center. Maranathan Academy, a private school that caters to at-risk youth. Einstein’s Playground, an early childhood education and summer program for young children. And the United Negro College Fund, which provides funds scholarships for black students.
“It is an honor to be able to give them such an unexpected gift during a time when much of the world is focused on receiving,” he said. “It brings me great joy to know that The Worship Center Christian Church is blessing them with a combined financial gift of almost $500,000 to help them start or complete projects that will enhance the lives of those they serve.”
Bishop Van then emphasized to his congregation that the real meaning of Christmas is giving.
“I pray that you also don’t miss the lesson that the real meaning of Christmas is that it is more blessed to give than to receive,” he said to the congregation.
Reference: The Christian Post