Deuteronomy 16:17 states, "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you."

When you give of your resources, you are living out a characteristic of God. Because you are created in His image, like a mirror, your act of giving reflects the very nature of God. When you give with the right motives, God is pleased. This lifestyle of giving generously may be seen as counter-cultural, but is in fact in step with biblical living. 

As we study scripture we learn that the word "tithe" literally means tenth. Therefore, a tithe would be 10% of one's income. Living on 90% with God's blessing goes further than 100% of your income without God. We see God's faithfulness to those who give over and over throughout scripture. God made an intentional decision to trust us, His church, to help carry out His plan to redeem the world. He chose us to carry and communicate His message of grace. Your financial gifts help make that possible and are one more way to serve the world!