“But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” — 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
What is stewardship?
Stewardship is the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. Biblical stewardship includes talents, gifts, bodies, minds, families, etc. – and, of course, finances.
Is financial stewardship more than just giving?
Absolutely! There are approximately 2350 verses in scripture that speak to money and possessions. Many areas other than giving are part of God’s plan for managing this stuff called money.
What is a tithe?
The word tithe literally means 10% (or one tenth) and includes giving the first 10% of your income. The tithe is a scriptural mandate that belongs to God (Leviticus 27:30) and Jesus also affirms this in Matthew 23:23. Giving less than 10% then, by definition, is not a tithe.
What a tithe is NOT.
The tithe was not instituted for God’s benefit because He already has the money He needs. He does not need our money. Tithing was created for our benefit (see “Why is giving so important?” below).
What is an offering?
We believe that we are mere stewards of what God has given us. Therefore, we see tithing as giving back what is God’s to God (and He lets us steward the other 90% to use appropriately). Any amount above 10% is considered an offering to God. This type of giving is over and above and should also be done with cheerfulness.
Simply drop off or mail your contribution to:
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
PO Box 148
Maysville, NC 28555
You may also use our giving envelope to mail in your contribution. Be sure to include name and address on check or envelope to ensure that your gift is included in your annual giving statement.
If you use online banking, you can easily set up a BillPay account to give to Tabernacle United Methodist Church. If your BillPay requires an account number, simply enter your name. Once set up, you can set one-time or even recurring contributions through your checking/savings account, and your financial institution will send Tabernacle your contribution as a check.