How much do I tithe?
The word tithe comes from the Hebrew word ma’aser (literally, meaning “tenth”). For that reason, we follow Malachi 3:10 and its command to “bring the tithes into the storehouse.” We follow the general guideline of offering 10% of our income to Him.
What if I don’t have enough money to tithe?
Giving 10% of your income to your church is a big commitment! Scripture tells us to honor and trust Him with our first fruits, and our blessings will be overflowing. We encourage you to go on this faith journey with God. We serve a God of “more than enough!” Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and He will honor your faithfulness and obedience.
Should I tithe from my gross income or my net income?
The most common view is that gross earnings are the amount of God’s provision and that we should tithe based on that. Taxes are considered payment for the privileges and services provided by the government. It is important to note, whatever you believe, that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 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.”