Your generosity is making a difference! Our church is not built on the gifts and talents of the few but on the sacrifice of many.
The word “tithe” literally means “a tenth.” We return to the Lord 10% of what He’s given us, because it belongs to Him. In Malachi 3:10-11, God says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.” The “storehouse” is the Old Testament picture of the New Testament church. So as New Testament believers, we worship the Lord with a tithe, or 10%.
Beyond the “tithe” is something the Bible calls an “offering.” “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.” (Malachi 3:8). An offering is a gift given to God that His Holy Spirit prompts us to give to accomplish His work.