Who should give?
We ask all who regularly attend to give. Visitors should not feel any obligation.
Does the Bible give any guidance on how much to give?
Yes, the Biblical standard for giving is the tithe, or ten percent of income. Jesus reaffirmed the tithe but did not make it a precondition of following him. Similarly, at Trinity, we hold up the tithe as a godly way of giving but do not require it, believing that giving must be voluntary.
So how much should I give?
How much you give is up to you, guided by prayer and the principle of the tithe. “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
Do I get anything for giving?
Yes! But not as we might think. The chief blessings of giving are spiritual: the faith that grows from relying on God, the peace that comes from rejecting greed, the hope that comes from investing in God’s Kingdom, and the joy of giving itself. It is on account of these spiritual blessings that Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).