What is a Tithe?
A tithe is rooted in Jacob’s promise to give God a tenth of all he obtained as a gift of thanks for everything he was given (Genesis 28:12-22). Now, Christians embrace this as a spiritual practice.
This practice helps us to develop a thankful heart for God’s gifts and redirects our dependence toward God. It moves us from an individual mindset towards a communal mindset. This spiritual practice allows us to better align our time and money with our beliefs and priorities.
Determining Your Weekly Tithe
- Using the “My Income” columns, find which row applies to your household giving.
- Determine which “My Weekly Giving” column most closely aligns with your household’s current weekly giving.
- Then, prayerfully discern how your finances align with your giving. You might consider: (A) moving towards a tithe by increasing weekly giving by a percentage point or more, (B) moving to a tithe, or (C) moving beyond a tithe.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
Now that you know the why and the what, it’s time to put the spiritual practice into work! Check out a few ways you can lean into God’s abundance below.