God is generous and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
"The Earth is the lord's, and all it contains, The World, and whose who dwell in it." Psalms 24:1.The word "tithe" means on tenth (1/10). It refers to giving 10% of one's income to the Lord.
I Samuel 2:30 says, "Those who honor me will I honor, but those who despise me will be distained"
Proverbs 3:9-10 says, "Honor the Lord with you income, with the first fruits of all your crops, then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine."
While tithes are the basics of Christian Stewardship, offerings are gifts made above and beyond the scriptural tithe. Throughout the year, you may learn of financial needs beyond regular operation to which you feel led by God to contribute.