Stewardship Tithing

 

What is tithing?

"Tithe" means 10% or "a tenth part".  God's Word tells us that the first 10% of everything we earn or receive belongs to Him. (Malachi 3:8, 9) The only way God's work will be done on this earth is if God's people give of their finances.  Certainly, the world isn't going to finance God’s ministries. It's the responsibility of the church, or God's people.

 

What's the difference between the "Tithe" and "Offerings"?

The tithe is to be the first 10% of everything you receive financially.  An offering is any amount you would give above the tithe.

 

Well, I thought tithing was Old Testament Jewish Law that's not for today.

No!  According to Galatians 3:17, the Law came 430 years after God instituted the promise and tithing with Abraham.  If tithing was under the Jewish Law, why did Abraham tithe 430 years before the Law was given?  According to Genesis 14:20, Abraham tithed to the Priest Melchizedek from the very beginning, hundreds of years before the Law.

 

I can't afford to tithe!

If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you can't afford not to tithe!  You need God's supernatural help if you're ever going to get out of debt.  If you wait for your ship to come in before you tithe, you may be waiting a long time.  Put your faith into action today by giving Him the first 10% of everything you earn or receive, and watch how He helps you get out of debt.  I would also encourage you to teach your children to tithe to God from an early age, so they will be blessed all the days of their lives.

 

At SJBC, what does my giving do?

My giving feeds the poor, My giving visits the sick, It shelters the homeless and clothes the naked.  It reaches our youth, It opens the door for worship, My giving helps preach and teach the Word of God.  My giving demonstrates my faith, sings, and acts, and dances to His glory, serves quietly behind the scenes.

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)

At SJBC, my giving blesses God, bless others, and blesses me.

E-Giving

We are pleased to offer you several convenient methods for giving your tithes and offerings online,

as well as other contributions:

 

Option 1: eGiving

eGiving is available for one-time gifts or for scheduled, recurring contributions. Whether you’d like to give a single gift, schedule ongoing donations or view your giving history, you can do it all online through our website. It’s quick, easy and secure

 Old System       FellowshipOne E-Giving

This safe and flexible option is the easiest way to give at St John! If you haven’t already done so, simply create a web user account. You may then give a one-time gift or set up your tithe or other contributions. You may also add, edit or delete your scheduled transactions at your convenience online. You specify the giving amount and where the funds should be applied. Review your giving history anytime through this access point.* It’s quick, easy and secure. Your giving transaction may not immediately reflect in your giving record. Please allow 24-48 hours for your giving transaction to post.

 

Option 2: Personal Online Banking

(Available only if your bank offers online bill payment service.)

You can submit your tithe and any additional gifts through your personal bank’s online bill payment service.** Indicate “St John Baptist Church” as your payee, specify your name as the account, and use the following information for the payee address:

St John Baptist Church Bookkeeper/Financial Secretary
9055 Tamar Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

 

Your bank will send St John Baptist Church the payment, and we will record it towards your giving records just as if you had written the check yourself.

 

Option 3: US Mail

You can submit your tithe and any additional gifts via check through the US Mail Service.

St John Baptist Church Bookkeeper/Financial Secretary
9055 Tamar Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Honor God with your wealth, and the first fruits of all your produce. - Proverbs 3:9

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