Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal...for where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Matthew 6:19-21
Stewardship of treasure grows out of our call to care for God’s Garden on earth. It is not based on our giving to a need, rather it is based on our need to give. Consequently, giving of our treasure is an act of love and faith.
Numerous biblical passages refer to tithing, and often 10% is referred to as the biblical tithe and an appropriate tithe. Many ask questions like, “Is this 10% on the top?”, or “How do contributions to the community affect my giving?” A good rule of thumb is an 8% tithe to the church, and 2% to the community. What is most important is to acknowledge that giving is a returning to God what is rightfully His.