I was driving the kids to school one day and was listening to the Yolanda Adams Morning Show on 92.1 FM. Grant it this was a couple of years ago when this happened but it resonated with me and I always think back to the listener’s question and Yolanda’s response, especially during the holidays.
There was a listener who wrote in and asked if it was okay to not tithe during hard times.
During their commercial break I had a chance to consider the answer to that question. I thought about the families who had to decide whether to pay a bill or put food on the table. And I thought of the single parents trying to make ends meet week over week.
Should they tithe? In my honest opinion, I believe they should. Regardless of how small the amount is.
Tithing During Hard Times
The church does not require its members to tithe a specific amount but rather according to our own capabilities. When we tithe it’s our way of making sure our church has what it needs to support things such as the charities they support.
Other Ways To Give
We understand when times get really tough and it becomes absolutely impossible to tithe. There are some other ways to support your church. You can
- Volunteer your time and teach a bible class
- Help around the property with yard work, cleaning
- Volunteer your talents for projects like the bazaar
In The Scripture
No matter what we give, whether it’s time, talent, or financial, remember the words of St. Paul’s: “Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7.
If you would like to volunteer your time or talent to the Church please fill out the contact form and let us know how you can help. We welcome any way you can help out.
Over To You
Share your thoughts about tithing in the comments section below or share how God blessed you when you tithed during your hard time.