TITHES & OFFERINGS
Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple.
Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you
and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams. - Malachi 3:10 (MSG)
WHAT IS TITHING?
A tithe is 10% of your income given specifically to your local church. (Fun fact: The word tithe literally means tenth in Hebrew.) Because the custom of tithing is biblical, many Christians and Jews practice it as part of their faith. And while it’s important to give your time and your talents by doing things like serving at a local food bank or knitting a blanket for a homebound neighbor, the word tithing refers to giving money.
The Bible tells us that tithing is a way to show that we trust God with our lives and our finances. But the tithe wasn’t put in place for God’s benefit—He already owns everything. He doesn’t need our money. Instead, tithing is meant for our benefit because sacrificing a portion of our income helps us look outside our selfishness and makes us more aware of the needs of others.
In fact, one of the main purposes of tithing is to support the needs of pastors and the work of the local church. Tithes help pay the pastor’s salary, keep the church’s lights on, and meet the needs of the community.
Tithing is an act of faith that helps us keep our priorities straight. It reminds us that we don’t own anything in this life. God is in control, and we’re only managers of what He’s given us.
WHAT IS AN OFFERING?
While a tithe is a specific amount (10% of your income) that you give first, and an offering is anything extra that you give beyond that. After you’ve tithed and paid all your bills and necessary expenses for the month, you can then use any extra money in your budget to give even more! This can include giving a cash offering to your church above and beyond your normal tithe, giving money to a charity you support, giving to a friend in need, or giving your time and skills by volunteering.
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Make your check payable to
New Hope Waikoloa
and mail to
P. O. Box 384644
Waikoloa, HI 96738