Tithing is More Than Giving

The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%.  At Renewal we don’t believe that 10% is a New Testament command.  In reality, it could be more.  It may not be more.  We are told to give “bountifully” and “not reluctantly or under compulsion” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).  We do see 10% as a gauge of Biblical giving, but not a hard and fast rule.  Giving a portion of your income isn’t merely giving something to God.  It’s giving back what was his to begin with.  All that we have, or hope to have, comes from him.  We believe that giving “bountifully” is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything.  It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.

If you would like to support our ministry here at Renewal, know that your generosity changes lives in the local community and the ministries we support around the world.

In addition to our local community, we support the following organizations:

LifeBUILDERS Detroit–ministers to K-12 and seniors providing affordable housing, worship and study opportunities.

Avant Ministries–an international missionary organization that trains, supports, sends and serves missionaries in over 20 countries globally.

Macomb County Warming Center–seeks, along with our partner churches, to provide a safe, warm place to spend the night and simple but nourishing morning and evening meals for those who would otherwise have no shelter.

Compassion Pregnancy Center–was founded in 1994 to offer women facing a crisis pregnancy a place to go for information, assistance and encouragement.

Hope Center–our purpose and desire is to address the hunger crisis and respond to the needs of the residents of Macomb County.

Foster Care Initiatives—provides help for individuals aging out of the foster care system in Detroit.

Global Missions–support for short-term medical missions for those with little or no access to healthcare, construction and Christian discipleship.

Send your tax deductible donation to:

               Renewal Church

               11174 E. 13 Mile Rd.

              Warren, Michigan 48093

Please indicate in the memo line if you would like to designate a specific use for your offering (e.g., Roof Fund, LifeBUILDERS, children’s ministry, nursery, etc.).

 


 Renewal Church, 11174 East Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, MI  48093.  586.751.0440. 

Pastor Wayne Stapleton; wstapleton@renewalwarren.com