As believers in Christ, we are challenged to set our hearts on eternal riches, what truly matters, not on the frivolous things of the earth.
(Refer to Colossians 3:1–2.) Jesus challenged His disciples, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19–21).
Giving a tithe, an offering, and giving beyond the tithe are ways that you can honor God and meet the needs of others. “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10).
How we are to give is instructed in 2 Corinthians 9:7 which states, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
At True Light Baptist Church your tithes and offering are used to expand the work of Christ on earth. We transparently provide financial accountability regarding the church and its ministries. We support the work of many community organizations and actively give to missions, which spread the good news of Jesus Christ.