Not only does God own the cattle on a thousand hills, but He owns the thousand hills as well! In this way God is Sovereign over all things so that whatever we have truly belongs to Him. God has chosen to entrust each one of us as stewards of His resources. However great or small our entrusted portion may be, we are accountable to Him for its faithful use.
Faithful stewardship is a small undertaking, yet demonstrates powerful evidence that we acknowledge God’s sovereignty. By returning Tithes and giving Offerings we declare God’s Lordship over our lives and further the proclamation of His gospel. So also we support and grow His church.
While the Bible makes it clear that tithe is always a 10% return of what already belongs to God, offering is considered a separate free-will gift. If you’re not sure how much to give, you might prayerfully consider one of the following levels of commitment going forward:
- Moses’ 70 (Numbers 11) = 70 givers who will give 10 + 10 (10% Tithe and 10% Local Church Budget)
- Gideon’s 300 (Judges 7) = 300 givers who will give Tithe + $70 or more a month in Local Church Budget
- Widow’s Mites (Luke 21) = All givers who give Tithe plus anything monthly to Local Church Budget
Your generous commitment helps add gospel workers around the world (Tithe) and helps cover our needs as we continue to serve in the DFW area (Local Church Budget). Thank you!
Bible passages on stewardship: Gen. 1:26-28; 2:15; 1 Chron. 29:14; Haggai 1:3-11; Mal. 3:8-12; 1 Cor. 9:9-14; Matt. 23:23; 2 Cor. 8:1-15; Rom. 15:26, 27.