WHY WE GIVE

The Bible talks about a giving concept called a Tithe. What is Tithing? A tithe (which means “tenth”) is defined through church history as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to the local church and is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing our love for God in the one tangible way that we have to put God first in our lives. Bringing our tithes is an opportunity for us to give God our thanks, show God we trust Him and fight against greed in our hearts… all while allowing us to be a part of the most important work in life that is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ! If you would like to read more about what the Bible has to say about tithing, check out these passages: Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:6-10, Matthew 6:19-24 and I Corinthians 16:1-2.

NOT GIVING YET?

Let’s be honest. Most of us work too hard for too little. So for many, the idea of tithing, bringing the first 10% of our income to the Church, seems overwhelming. The thing is, it doesn’t matter how much or how little we make, God promises to pour out blessings on us when we give. Tithing is about training our heart to trust God at His word. In Malachi 3:10, the Bible says we can take the promises of God to the bank. When we bring our first and best back to God, He promises to bless the rest. We can’t out give God.
We know generosity is a huge step of obedience.
 
Thank you for stepping up and putting God first in this important area.