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What is a Tithe?

A tithe (which means “tenth”) is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to the local church and is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in the area of our finances.

Bringing our tithes is an opportunity for us to give God our thanks, show God we trust Him and fight against greed in our hearts… all while allowing us to be a part of the most important work in life that is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ!

If you would like to read more about what the Bible has to say about tithing, check out these passages: Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:6-10, Matthew 6:19-24 and I Corinthians 16:1-2.

What is an Offering?

An offering is simply anything over and above your tithe.  Whereas a tithe is a regular and set amount, an offering is something in addition. Any gift offered to Rockvale Baptist Church will be used for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God and will be sincerely appreciated.  If you are so led, you can give online or by sending a check made out to Rockvale Baptist Church to the address indicated at the bottom of the page.

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