The biggest competition in our commitment to God is our wallets and purses. The Bibles clearly tells us that we can’t out give God. Giving is the best way to demonstrate that God is better than material things.
At GCC we practice tithing for the support of the church, as God’s Word commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the biblical standard of giving to the local church. The Bible tells us that a tithe of everything a person produces belongs to the Lord, and we give to support the work of the church in our community and the world.
Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD’s; it is holy to the LORD.
From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.