What is the tithe?
A tithe - which simply means "tenth" - is bringing the first 10 percent of a person's income back to the local church. Tithing is a principle taught through the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first, and recognizing God has blessed us so we can be a blessing.
Why do we tithe?
We believe the top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things.
The idea of bringing the first 10 percent of our income to the Church can seem overwhelming. Regardless of how much we make, God promises to pour out blessings on us when we tithe.
Tithing is about training our heart to trust God at His Word.
In Malachi 3:10, the Lord says "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this...and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing there will not be room enough to store it.”
When we bring our first 10 percent back to God, He promises to bless the remaining 90%.