What is a tithe?
Tithing is the spiritual practice of giving back to God the first 10% of all that we earn. The word “tithe” comes from the number “ten” in Hebrew, and means a tenth. So simply put, for every $10 I earn or receive, the first dollar belongs to the Lord. The Old Testament tells us that “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives” (Deuteronomy 14:23 LB) And this principle is clearly continued in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 16:2, Matthew 23:23)
What is a the 90 Day Tithe Challenge?
In Malachi 3:10 God offers a challenge to us: “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse… “I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” Malachi 3:10 (NLT)
We encourage you to accept God’s challenge. If you tithe for three months and God doesn’t hold true to His promises of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe.
When can I start the tithing challenge?
While we are officially starting the challenge during weekend services on February 26th, you may start the 90-day tithing challenge at any time. Just be sure to let us know you’re in by filling out the online form.
How do I start tithing today?
- Calculate 10% of your income. (Calculate 10% of your paycheck, and each time you get paid, give 10% of your paycheck to City Church San Diego.)
- Set-up a recurring tithe through our website or our mobile app. This is the easiest and fastest way to ensure you’re keeping up with the challenge.
By contributing automatically and electronically, you are contributing the “first fruits” of your income (2 Chronicles 31:4-5). You can also give by writing a check and dropping it in the weekend offering at any campus. Cash giving is also acceptable, however you must put your cash in a sealed envelope with your name and contact information on the envelope for us to know that it’s from you.
Our staff operates with 100% confidentiality, and are totally prepared to explain all your options, answer any questions and make sure everything is setup exactly as you want it to be.
Any way you decide to give, we’ll record your gift and send you a contribution statement at year-end for charitable deduction purposes.
How exactly does the money-back guarantee work?
We believe so strongly in honoring God with your finances, that if you don’t like your experience with the tithe challenge, simply contact our Finance Office within 120 days after you begin the challenge and we’ll refund your tithe, no questions asked. Email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.