A tithe—which just means “tenth”—is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income before taxes or anything else comes out. The Bible says we can take the promises of God to the bank. When we bring our first and best back to God, He promises to bless the rest. We can’t out give God. We know tithing is a huge step of obedience, but you’re not in this alone!
At HCC, we believe that we are generous towards others because of God’s generosity towards us. God has asked us to give our time, our attention, and our finances to help our community, our city, and the world – it’s important to God what we do with what’s important to us.
Jesus in His last words (the great commission) told us to, “GO and PREACH the Gospel to ALL NATIONS…and to make DISCIPLES.” Our mandate as a church is to reach the nations including our own city. Most of us can’t GO to the nations but we can SEND. Working with others that are already doing an effective work around the world allows for more people to be reached with less duplication.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that the top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. Not having cash or check on hand doesn’t have to hold you back from giving, you can be obedient today by giving online. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church!