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We believe that the Bible clearly identifies giving as an act of obedience and worship to God, and we encourage people to be generous with all the resources God has provided them. We know that a healthy church is one that maintains a culture of generosity.
Many churches teach that Christians should adhere to the Old Testament principle of tithing, which commonly people associate with a tenth, or 10%, of ones income (Leviticus 27:30-32). However, we are no longer under Old Testament law, and we don’t see any examples in the New Testament where Jesus commands this principle of tithing. Therefore, at Emergence we will teach and encourage the principles of giving outlined in the New Testament.
There are seven principles that should direct our giving. In other words, our giving should be:
Motivated by Love and Need