Overarching Principle: Giving is not the church's way of raising money, it is God's way of raising His children!


What does "tithing" mean?

The word tithe simply means 10%

What are some key Bible verses in support of giving a tithe?

Leviticus 27.30 (GNT) "One tenth of all you produce belongs to the Lord"

Luke 11:42b (NLT) Jesus said, "Tithing is important, but it does not excuse you from loving God and loving others"

Deuteronomy 14:23b (LB) "The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives."

Luke 12:34 (NASB) Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Malachi 3:10 (MSG) "Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasure so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don't open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams."

What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?

A biblical tithe is giving the first 10% of your income, and an offering is giving to a cause and should be given in addition to the tithe.