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Giving and Tithing
True and lasting financial freedom cannot be experienced in Christians' finances unless they understand God's perspective on giving and sharing.
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At this time in America's history, God has provided an open door for the church to step up to its responsibility to help people in need. Today, the government is turning to the faith community for help in providing aid to the poor.
Every church seeking to serve the Lord should have caring programs established to help their own needy, the needy in their community, and the needy in the world.
It is well known that there are churches in every community that help the needy. These benevolence ministries are often called “Alms” ministries because they are giving alms to the poor. You are more likely to see this kind of community benevolence ministry than to see one that meets the needs of people in the congregation.
Any business generally reflects the values of its principle owners or managers. It is the reflection of these values that determines whether a business is labeled Christian or non-Christian.
Because the handling of cash itself does not result in the Internal Revenue Service acknowledging and accepting the accounting of funds given or received, establishing an appropriate method of handling offerings could be one of the more important aspects of church financial management.
When it comes to your assets, you may be able to hold onto them longer by giving them away.
Part of being a good steward (manager) of what God has provided is to give a portion back to Him.
At times it seems that the government places a lot of cumbersome and unnecessary rules and regulations on churches, especially with regard to giving accountability and justification.
At Sound Mind Investing, we try to be clear about the primary reason we exist: we want to help you have more so you cangive more to share the gospel of Christ with the world.
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