At SOMA we are committed to giving 10% of all church offerings to varioius ministries - we call this our church tithe. Our First Fruits team prayerfully considers where our tithe should go. They do so in a way that lines up with our church vision of actively loving those in Sonoma County and around the world.
Some of the recipients of our tithe are:
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (North Bay)
- Sending one of our College Students to the Urbana 2015 Conference
- Helping send a married couple to Thailand to minister to those caught in human trafficing.
- Love in Action Christian Outreach (Philippines) - helping with their annual shoe box outreach and providing a portable sound system
- Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) - our association/denomination
- Western District of the EFCA - the "local" distict of our association/denomination
- SF Mission - a church plant in San Francisco
- Vintage Grace Church (Folsom) - providing Children's Ministry resources for this church plant
- Sponsoring a national Pastor in India through Good Shepherd Church of India
- Makarios school in the Dominican Republic
- "Comfort of Hope" homeless outreach (Santa Rosa)
For more details about who we support and what First Fruits does read the First Fruits Update blog post by Andrea Blake.
Love in Action Christian Outreach sent us an awesome thank you video that you can watch on YouTube.