What is tithing?
Tithing is our foundation for generosity. The Bible teaches us that a baseline standard for giving: the tithe. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we model that Jesus is first in our lives. Tithing is an act of faith that expresses our thanks, love and gratitude for others.
God tells us in II Corinthians 9 that “each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
What if I don’t have enough money to tithe?
Giving 10% of your income to your church can be a big – and often frightening – commitment! But if scripture tells us to honor Him with our first fruits and our blessings will be overflowing, we must learn to trust that He is faithful to provide. God wants us to trust Him. Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and he will honor your faithfulness and obedience.
Why do you accept credit cards?
Used within the parameters for which they were originally created, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, then pay off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card to tithe. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
I’m struggling with my finances. Where do I go for help?
If you need help working on a plan to bring order to your finances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Financial Coaching Ministry and support available.
When is the deadline for annual contributions?
Cash contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by December 31.