Throughout our Giving 101 series we've identified how all of God's people in Biblical History have experienced God's presence, power, protection, and blessing when they entrust to His care a tithe or 10% of their income. In the Old Testament, we saw this happen with Abraham, Jacob, and all of the Israelites who lived under the Law of Moses.
Even in the New Testament, we can see the blessing that is given to the Lord's people when they seek to advance the Kingdom of God through their sacrificial and obedient giving.
Our conviction at MWC is that while we no longer view the tithe as a command for those living under the New Covenant of Jesus, the blessings of tithing and giving above and beyond the tithe are still ours in Christ.
Pastor Stephen has said, "In the Old Testament when God's people didn't tithe they were guilty of robbing God (Mal. 3:8) but today when we do not tithe, we are robbing ourselves of God's blessing."
We understand that learning to trust God through tithing is a spiritual journey and here at MWC we want to help you take the first step. God promises that when we tithe we will be blessed; not only does he give us that promise but he also extends the invitation to TEST HIM (Mal. 3:10).
That’s why we have created the 12 Week Giving Challenge. To help you put God first in your finances for 12 weeks, and if you do not experience His faithfulness and blessing, we will refund 100% of your tithe.
The Bible asks us to give our first and our best back to God and He will bless the rest (Leviticus 27:30 NIV84, Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB). This first is the tithe, or “tenth” of our income. We return to the Lord 10% of what He's given us, because it belongs to Him. The tithe is a very practical and tangible way to put God first.
If you are not tithing already, a great way to start is with the 12 Week Giving Challenge. Essentially, it's a contract based on the promises of God in Malachi 3:10-11. We commit to you that if you tithe for 12 weeks and God doesn't hold true to His promises of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe. That's how certain we are about God's promise to us! Why? Because God doesn't want our money, he wants our heart. Jesus teaches that there is a direct artery that leads from our wallet to our heart (Matt. 6:21).
If you are already tithing, we are challenging you to decide in your heart how much more you can trust God above and beyond the tithe. God is leading MWC through a Building Renovation Project to greater enhance it's facilities in order to make an even greater Kingdom impact.
Are you ready to start
your faith journey?
Follow the steps below.
Return 10% of your income to God for 12 weeks through giving during one of our weekend services or by GIVING ONLINE.
Record what God has done in your life for 12 weeks and share your story with us.