Why take the Tithing Challenge?
It is human nature to want prayer or Bible reading to matter when we do it, but to not matter when we don’t do it. When we don’t pray, it is just as impactful as when we do. Tithing is the same way. Tithing Matters!
Tithing matters to God
God has a plan to bless His house and your house, and when you follow this plan you are blessed.
Tithing matters to His Church
God has commissioned Kingwood Church to reach Shelby County. At the present time we cannot adequately fulfill this commission for one simple reason: we cannot afford to do so. In the Bible there seems to be only one clear answer to fund God’s plan for the mission of the local church Tithing. At Kingwood Church, we need about a 10% increase in church income to do our part to reach Shelby County.
Tithing matters to your faith
When you honor God with your finances, your faith will grow.
What is the Tithing Challenge?
We know generosity is a huge step of obedience, but you’re not in this alone! We want you to know you are taking your next step in generosity by tithing. Moving from haphazard to consistent in your giving commitment can seem overwhelming. But God invites you to test Him by taking this step of faith (Malachi 3:10). We encourage you to put God to this test!
One way you can take this step of obedience is by taking the Tithing Challenge. Start this month by giving 10% of your income to your local church, or by increasing your giving each month until you reach 10%. As the months go by, you will see God’s faithfulness in new ways, He will bless you, your joy will increase, and your faith will grow.
Why Sign up?
When you sign up you will receive a monthly e-mail updating you on Kingwood’s financial progress toward our goal which enables us to reach Shelby County. This report will allow you to see the direct impact of your giving. You will NOT receive notices about missed giving. Also, signing up makes your intention to honor God with your finances more firm.
What is Tithing?
A tithe, which means tenth, is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given to the local church. Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.
Why would I tithe?
For many, the idea of bringing the first 10% of our income to the Church seems impossible. But in reality, it doesn’t matter how much or how little we make, God promises to pour out blessings on us when we tithe. Tithing is about giving God thanks, training our hearts to trust Him, and fighting against the greed that we were born into all while allowing us to be a part of the most important work in life – sharing the Good News of Jesus.
We believe the top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things.
We believe you can’t outgive God, so when you’re trusting Him with your tithes and offerings, His promises to bless and provide for you are certain (Proverbs 3:9-10 and Malachi 3:10-12).
We think Christians should be the most generous people (2 Corinthians 9:6) on earth to support worthy causes, and there is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church (Ephesians 3:10)!
How much is my Tithe?
Our tithe is the first 10% of our income, meaning 10% of our income before taxes or any other deductions are taken out.
How do I signup for Online Giving?
We’ve made giving simple and convenient. Not only can you give online, you can set up recurring gifts to help you sustain your tithing commitment.