In the Bible, we learn there are two different types of giving: tithes and offerings. The tithe is our baseline standard for giving. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives.
An offering is when we feel called to give generously above and beyond, when we see a need and are moved to meet it. We hope that you as an individual or as a family will prayerfully consider how God may be inviting you to get in the story and give.
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, 4 begging us with much urging for the favoofr participation in the support of the saints, 5 and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.