What Is A Tithe?
The tithe means “tenth.” In the Old Testament, the tithe referred to God’s people giving 10 percent of their gross income, which was also called “firstfruits,” to God to fund the Levite priests’ ministry (Numbers 18:21-29; 27-30). In addition to the tithe, there were offerings required of God’s people. The mandatory Old Testament tithe resulted in over 25 percent of a family’s gross income going to God and ministry.
In the New Testament, 2 Corinthians 8-9 is the most thorough teaching on giving. It beautifully teaches that financial giving to the local church among God’s people focuses on grace, generosity, and the heart. The greater our love for Jesus, the greater our passion will be to become generous givers so more people can experience His life-transforming love, like we have. Grace inspires us to exceed Old Testament giving! When we give generously to the local church, we aren’t deciding how much of our wealth to give. We are deciding how much of God’s wealth we are keeping for our own uses.
Why Do You Accept Credit Cards?
We offer the ability to make your contribution by credit card as many people use credit cards as a safer alternative to cash, or choose to utilize the convenience features and reward programs offered by many cards. These cards can be a powerful and useful financial tool, as long as the balance is being paid off at the end of each statement. We do not want you to go into debt to give to TC. We very strongly discourage anyone with a history of credit card debt from exercising this option.
Who Do I Contact For Help With My Current Financial Situation?
The TC Care team has a financial stewardship team that would love to connect with you. It’s mission is to help people use their time, talents and treasures for God’s honor. Email us for more information.
What Happens To The Money We Give?
God provides for the ministry of Transformation Church through the giving of her people. All contributions go towards fulfilling our vision of being a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community that loves God completely (Upward), ourselves correctly (Inward), and our neighbors compassionately (Outward). We strive to steward (manage) the resources that God brings to TC by honoring Him in all our decisions. At TC, we have a culture of accountability and transparency. View our latest giving report for more information.