Giving is something we do because we are showing God where our heart is. We do NOT do it because the church needs or doesn't need our money or because we believe it makes us a good person. Instead we are showing God we trust Him with one of the most difficult things for most of us to trust Him with and that’s our finances.
This isn’t something we came up with to scare/guilt people into giving.
According to Malachi 3:8, it says we are robbing God when we withhold our tithe.
Tithing is also an act of obedience to God. By people being faithful and obedient in their giving, it helps us pay for a place to worship together each week and to help the needy and reach the lost. Without it, we simply would not be able to impact as many people as we are for Christ. The person tithing also benefits by growing deeper in their relationship with God and realizing we can trust Him with everything, even our finances.
It’s something that there’s no other way of learning and experiencing except by doing so.
What is the difference between the tithe and the offering?
The tithe is the first 10% of your income. The offering is anything over and above that 10%. It is important that you understand the difference.
For more information on tithing or offering, or how to set up your auto-tithe online, contact email@example.com
We began the year 2015 with 21 days of prayer and seeking God as a church. Out of this time with God He revealed our verse for the year and our word. This word and verse would guide us through one of the most tumultuous years of our history. Our word was “dependence” specifically on God. Our verse was John 15:5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. 2015 will go down as a year we depended on God and prepared for growth.
Much of the work at ThatChurch.com in 2015 happened in the areas that are below the surface, at the roots. We realize that a vine can only produce healthy fruit if it has healthy roots. We also discovered that a small storm can topple a very large tree if the roots aren’t anchored in solid soil. That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t an amazing work happening above the ground. With over 10,000 people attending our annual Egg Drop in Sherwood and Cabot we had the chance to demonstrate the love of Christ to our community. At Christmas we gave away over 300 bikes and Thanksgiving we fed over 400 families with a food box. The most wonderful accomplishment in 2015 was that 750 people said yes to Jesus.
God never said it would be easy but He did tell us it is worth it. The foundations are set and what the next years will reveal will be nothing short of incredible.
The best is yet to come,
Scott & Stacey Harness
The Bible is clear that God should always be first in our lives. That is especially true in our finances. The practice that keeps God first in our finances is known as tithing. Tithing is returning the first 10% of our income to God through His church.
Our tithing demonstrates two things. First it demontrates that we believe that all we have has come from God. Second it demontrates that we believe God will take care of us in the future. It takes faith to tithe.
Sometimes fear keeps us from making faith steps like tithing. At That.Church we want to grow together and to encourage each other to live fully devoted to Christ. When it comes to the commitment of tithing, we want to help you realize and experience God’s blessing upon your life by putting Him first. To help you get started on this faith journey, That.Church is going to give your tithe a 100% money back guarantee.
The tithe challenge works like this. You commit to tithe 10% of your income for the next 90 days. If at the end of 90 days you have not experienced God’s favor and blessing on your life, we will refund 100% of the money you have tithed with no questions asked.