How much should I give? The New Testament teaches giving in proportion to the material blessings we have received. Jesus affirmed the Old Testament tradition of tithing – giving 10% of our income or blessings. He praised the sacrificial generosity of the poor widow (Luke 21:1-4). We encourage giving a percentage of your income and moving toward, or beyond, the tithe as your goal as you grow in your generosity. You can use the chart below to help you determine how much you commit to give.
Why should I pledge and not just continue to give on Sunday? First, the process of prayerfully asking God to guide your decision and then making a commitment is an expression of gratitude and praise to God. Secondly, your commitment allows our church to budget and plan for our ministries in the coming year.
What if my situation changes and I need to change my commitment? We understand that life changes... just let us know if you need to make an adjustment.