We encourage those who consider Grace Church their spiritual home to tithe. Tithing (giving 10% of gross income) is a sacrificial effort on our part to express gratitude towards an all-loving God.
In Mark 12:41-44, Jesus shines light on the widow's contribution: all that she had were two mites. In verse 44, Jesus says “she, out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” This passage has once been paraphrased as follows: As the woman was putting in her two mites, she exclaimed, “It's the last I've got, Lord, but I know I can't out-give You. And since this is all I have, I'd better give it to You, because I'm sure I am going to need some more.”
Purposeful money management starts with honoring God. Honoring God by tithing expresses to God that, yes, you can live without a portion in order to receive God's portion.
The tithes, offerings, and donations given to Grace Church are used to share the gospel and to support our ongoing ministry to our community and the nations.