Our time, our talents, our treasures—they all come from God. Free, sacrificial giving is fundamentally a matter of love and trust. We love because He first loved us. We give because God has given to us.
A tithe—which means “tenth”—is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to the local church. Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.
An offering is any money you choose to give above and beyond the tithe. An offering may be given to express thanks, give praise, or to show our love for God. Offerings are given out a willing and cheerful heart, never guilt or obligation.
We use the tithes and offerings collected to fund the weekly activities of the church and for local and global ministries. We are partnered with Friends Beyond Boundaries, Upper Room Mission, CRU, 7eyes Ministry, Harvest Ministries, and various missionaries around the world.
If you would like to read more about what the Bible has to say about tithing and offering, check out these passages: Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:6-10, Matthew 6:19-24, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, and 2 Corinthians 9:7