What does it all mean?
OFFERING? TITHE? WHAT'S IT ALL MEAN?
Offering is another word for a gift to the church. Anyone can make a financial offering of any amount regardless if he or she is a member, regular attender or guest.
A tithe is a commitment of 10% of one's income. It is the Biblical standard of giving first introduced by God to Abraham in Genesis 14:20. For most, tithing requires sacrifice. Jesus teaches on the power of sacrificial generosity in Mark 12:41-44 calling us to challenge ourselves. We respond in faith by tithing 10% of our income or by prayerfully and strategically growing toward a tithe. Members at Radiant commit to give faithfully when joining.
Radiant is a non-profit organization, therefore, there is a tax benefit when giving to the church. We will provide you with giving statements that you can use when filing taxes.
Begin with a Budget
Faithful giving begins with a budget. Getting control of your finances can seem daunting, but with a few simple tools, you can get on the right track. Get started by gathering the financial paperwork needed to completely fill out a Budget Form. This includes items such as pay stubs, utility bills, loan payments, and personal expenses such as cell phones and entertainment.