BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES CONCERNING GIVING

 

  1. Believers should prayerfully consider the biblical guideline of the tithe (10 percent of income) as a helpful starting point for learning how to give. (Genesis 14:18-20; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23)

  2. Believers can give biblically, regardless of income. The amount is not as important as the heart as one gives regularly, proportionally, generously, sacrificially and cheerfully. (Matthew 6:21; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9)

  3. Every believer has a responsibility to support his or her home church financially. (Malachi 3:8-10; 1 Corinthians 9:7-12; 1 Timothy 5:17-18)

  4. Every healthy church will go through seasons of sacrificial giving, above and beyond regular tithing, to provide for special needs and opportunities. (Exodus 35:4–36:7; Acts 11:27-30)

 

Tithes are used to support the general operating budget of Beersheba Church. This is where we encourage you to give your first offering.