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 a tithe 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.
- 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.