Question of the Week...
by Hugh Halter on August 17th, 2013
Question of the week........ Kingdom Giving vs. Tithing
A few months ago I ran into a friend that was planting a church in a large metro city.
His core team were processing how they would “give or tithe” as they established this church and after a long season of prayer and a few strange circumstances, they decided that the best investment of their collected finances would be to start a self sustaining business that could employ people. The business happened, is a huge success in the city, is bringing people together, is blessing other businesses, and the church leaders and church itself have gained huge positive street cred. I met with some of the early investors and asked, “Did the money you invested count in your mind, as a tithe?” He looked around the room to make sure no one was looking and said, “Yep, that’s exactly how my wife and I viewed this. We employ 40 people, 30
of which were not Christians, it’s been a huge ministry to the community and I’ve
never felt like I’ve ever given my money to something so kingdom oriented.”
So the question of the week is: Should we blindly tithe to our churches, or find ways
to use our money to bless people and the community around us? OR, are these the
same thing? Your thoughts?
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