It's a 90-day intentional process to help you grow in the grace of giving. Tithing (returning 10% of your gross income to God) is a starting point.
The Journey is for EVERYONE! If you're presently tithing, consider stretching your faith by giving an additional 2% above your current level of giving. If you have yet to start tithing, the Journey is an on-ramp to this biblical practice.
The Generosity Journey takes place from March 14 through June 12, 2022. But that's only the beginning! This Journey is designed to launch you into a lifestyle of generosity.
By following these three easy steps, you can develop a healthy financial life while practicing generosity.
We've provided a whole host of resources to help you build wealth and generosity. We will walk with you through this 90-day period with biweekly blogs (every other week) and financial coaching.
The reward of being financially healthy while embarking on a lifestyle of generosity is quite fulfilling. Record what God has done in your life through these 90 days and share your story with us.
Generosity starts in the heart! God used tithing with His ancient people and continues to use it with His modern-day people as an on-ramp to practicing generosity. So when you tithe (the biblical practice of giving 10% of your gross income to God through the local church), you are demonstrating a trust in God and a willingness to partner with Him financially.
Now, we get that the idea of growing in generosity can feel daunting, but if you're going to increase your capacity for God's blessing, what better way than to partner with Him! Through His word, He promises to protect and bless the 90% when you separate the 10% for Him through the local church.
To determine your starting point, use the following Generosity Calculator to pinpoint your tithe.
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Your part is to commit to return at least 10% of your gross income to God for 90 days through giving at your local campus or by giving online. Then you can be like countless others who experience God’s blessings when they tithe.
The first step can feel scary, but building up your faith requires action … so, are you ready to start your journey?
Already a Tither? Great! Then your journey begins right where you are. By choosing to give an additional 2% above your current level of giving for the next 90 days, you will be excelling in the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7). This level of generosity might very well become your new normal after the Journey.
Practicing generosity is a habit of those who live open-handedly with God, by allowing Him access to every area of their life (Isaiah 32:8).
God promises to bless generous people, as it is an indication of the love of God in your life (Proverbs 22:9; 1 John 3:17).
Generosity is not a moment, or an event, but rather a lifestyle (Psalm 112:5).
God challenges us to live generously because He takes great pleasure when we are intentional about being considerate towards others (Hebrews 13:16).
The word tithe means “tenth.” Tithing is the biblical practice of giving the first 10% of your income to God through the local church (Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). It demonstrates your trust in God and your willingness to partner with Him financially.
Giving above the tithe ensures that we are growing in the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).
The tithe is to be given to the Lord through your home church. If you’re between churches, you should tithe where you are being fed spiritually. The tithe goes to the local church—God’s house (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
Yes, we’re under grace. Tithing occurred before the Law (Genesis 14:18-20, 28:20-22), was an Old Testament practice (Leviticus 27:30-33) and is also enjoyed under grace, as taught in the New Testament (Matthew 23:23; Hebrews 7:8). Proportionate giving is tithing (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
Jesus taught that tithing starts in the heart and not with your money. Obedience to all Christian virtues like justice, mercy and faithfulness begins in the heart (Matthew 23:23).
Strive to keep peace in your home. If you do not work and the entire household income comes from your mate, don’t insist on tithing from that source. However, if you receive a portion as your allowance, tithe from that amount. You may also invite your spouse to take The Generosity Journey as a means of developing their faith in God’s ability to provide (Psalm 133:1).
No place in Scripture is that suggested or mentioned. Tithing is a way of maintaining the principle: God is first in my life. Many who have taken a break from tithing because of debt, have commented how their finances only grew worse by not tithing. Tithing was created for your benefit (Malachi 3:6-12)!
Your salvation is secure; it’s not in jeopardy (John 10:28). Your disobedience will cause you, however, to miss out on God’s miraculous means of providing for you and your family (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).
No. The purpose of the 90 days is to help you develop the habits that God calls you to practice as an ongoing lifestyle.
Before you go on your journey, let’s come together in agreement on these three simple statements: