Money and church can be a touchy issue – but it doesn’t have to be. We don’t give because God needs our money, and we don’t give because the church needs our money. It’s much bigger than that. We give because God asked us to, and following through shows that we trust Him.
God knows that your loyalty is found where your money is (Matthew 6:19-21). And because God wants to be first in our lives, he asks us to trust Him with our money.
For Christians, tithing (a word meaning ‘tenth’) is the starting point. Tithing is giving the first 10% of our income back to the local church. If you call Church On The Rock your home, we encourage you to give generously, knowing that your money is being used to support the mission of Jesus Christ – both here in Saint Louis, and around the world.
If you'd like to read more about what the Bible says about money, we recommend these passages:
- Matthew 6:19-21
- Leviticus 27:30
- 1 Chronicles 29:11-12
- Psalm 24:1
- Proverbs 3:9-10
- Malachi 3:6-10
- 1 Corinthians 16:1-2