“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
We believe that good stewardship begins with giving tithes and paying offerings. God has given us the greatest gift of all—salvation through belief in His beloved and only Son. Out of gratitude for God’s gracious gift, we give tithes—10% of our gross income. In obedience to God whose giving knows no bounds, we pay offerings—any amount above the tithe.
Why tithe 10% of your gross income?
The word “tithe” means tenth or 10%, and gross income represents our “first fruits” (2 Chronicles 31:4 – 6). By tithing out of our total income, we make honoring God our first priority and acknowledge the Lord as the source and owner of all things.
Why pay offerings in addition to tithing?
We know from God’s word and through lived experience that God’s giving always far exceeds our own (Malachi 3:8). Paying an offering above the tithe is simply what’s due in recognition of all that God does.