Christopher Hart | PentecostalTheology.com
Q: To tithe or not to tithe?
A: Neither & Both. Just Give. Give willingly, give worshipfully, give honestly, give gladly, give generously, and sometimes even give sacrificially. You cannot do more than that, and God requires no less.
American Tithers have dropped the ball – LESS Giving Than The Great Depression
9. Small Portion Of Tithers
Despite growing your church’s membership, you might find tithing doesn’t automatically increase. In fact, only 10% to 25% of church members tithe regularly.
10. Online Tithing Boosts Tithing
What church doesn’t want to increase tithing? The same Nonprofit Source study as above shows that offering online tithing increases tithing by 32%. This means it’s well worth investing in online giving solutions.
11. Accept Cards To Increase Tithing
Many people don’t carry cash anymore, even to church. Allowing members to tithe via credit or debit card boosts tithing. In fact, Nonprofit Source found that 49% of all donations are made via a card.
12. Less Giving Than The Great Depression
Okay, so this is going to be a bit of a depressing church statistics. During the Great Depression, Americans gave 3.3% of their income to their church. Today, it’s only 2.5% of their income.
13. Over A Third Don’t Tithe
It just seems to keep going downhill, doesn’t it? The Nonprofit Source study found that 37% of attendees don’t tithe at all. That means over a third of your members probably aren’t tithing. If they do, it’s only on rare or special occasions.
14. Some Tithers Give Far More
While the suggested tithing amount is 10% of a member’s income, those who do tithe help make up for those who don’t. The majority (77%) give anywhere from 11% to just over 20% of their income regularly.
15. Most Giving Happens Monday – Saturday
Sunday seems like it would be the biggest giving day, right? Tithe.ly found that while it’s the biggest single day, 67% of church donations happen throughout the rest of the week. This is to fit tithing into their budget better. Another surprising giving statistic is over 30% of donations come in between 9 PM and 6 AM. What does this mean for your church? Online giving is a must.
16. Mobile Giving Rules
When it comes to non-traditional tithing, mobile rules. Apps are the clear winner with 57% of people preferring a mobile option. Tithe.ly also found that web giving accounts for 24% of online donations, while text giving came in at 14%.
17. A Few Give A Lot
If you’re worried about the small percentage of tithers, don’t. In fact, Tithe.ly discovered that 15% of consistent tithers give 51% of total donations. This at least offers your church some consistency for your budget.
John Kissinger [09/14/2015 1:43 AM]
Jesus said: give ALL… #TrueDiscipleship Alan N Carla Smith
Alan N Carla Smith [09/14/2015 9:50 AM]
you might as well keep it, if it’s not willingly, worshipfully and with a cheerful heart. Well said Hart and John Kissinger
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Steve Webb [09/15/2015 9:04 PM]
Tithe…yes. It’s not an option. If you don’t give God the first fruits how do you expect to be blessed? Giving is an entirely separate issue.
Keep in mind that Abraham was not under the Mosaic Law, yet he knew to pay tithes. It was a matter of understanding where the fruits come from. If you’re not giving AND tithing, I’d say your faith hasn’t reached your heart or pocketbook.
Charles Page [09/15/2015 9:39 PM]
Babylon requires your tithes/offerings to keep buying bricks for their buildings and admin people. No thank you!!!
Jim Kingsnorth [09/16/2015 5:30 PM]
Spirit led giving, it is what the bible teaches.