Speaker: Happy Leman
We moved to a better way of giving. Try the new online giving platform, PUSHPAY, for your campus today!
Beginning November 23/24 through December 31, we welcome you to consider giving one day's wages or generously to this special offering that is received to bless those in our community.
Holiday Offering - URBANA
Or text HOLIDAYUR
Holiday Offering - SULLIVAN
Or text HOLIDAYSU
Visit our Missions page to find information on how to give to our missions partnerships through PUSHPAY and more.
Give to missions on our Missions page.
The Bible reveals that our Father wants to share His great abundance with His children: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)” Through the Bible, He gives us wisdom for living life abundantly, which we define according to 2 Cor 9:8: “We will always have everything we need and plenty left over to share/give.”
Under grace, we can choose to live “according to the abundance of His riches” (Phil 4:19), or we can choose to live “according to the ways of the world.”
The word “tithe” is derived from the Hebrew word for one tenth. The biblical concept of tithing is found in Malachi 3:10: “’…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you the windows of Heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Additionally, Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your wealth, the first fruits of your crops, and then your barns will be filled to overflowing.” It’s simple wisdom: bring God your first 10%, which opens the door to God’s plan for financial blessing/provision.
We apply this principle to all increase in our lives: salaries, gifts, inheritances, bonuses, wealth transfers, etc. God has provided the wisdom of tithing for our benefit. It’s a basic wisdom principle that the Lord has used to finance His Kingdom through all generations. If we receive this revelation in our hearts and live it out by faith, we can walk in abundance beyond the ordinary.
God has a design for every facet of our lives, including our finances. His financial design blesses our life to be a blessing to others.
This initiative is for everyone—especially those who have not yet grasped the tithing revelation. Those who already tithe regularly can consider asking the Father what the next level of generosity and giving looks like for them.
If you have questions, please see a pastor.
We believe this invitation will transform your life, the life of this church, and that it will ultimately impact the Kingdom of God, both locally and around the world.
Use this helpful resource to keep track of your spending.
For more information, listen to Leah Wenger's message, part of our Beyond Blessed message series.