Living a generous life helps us to keep God and money in their rightful places. Giving also provides resource to create a healthy community and organisation.
At Sunnyhill, we believe in the biblical principles of tithes and offerings:
In Malachi, the Bible talks about bringing the first 10% (tithe) of our income into the storehouse (church). If you do, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!”.
Other Ways To Give
You can also give in person at any campus during the weekend worship experience.
Why do we give?
The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving: the principle of first fruits. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith and love for God and others.
One of the top competitors for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things.We believe you can’t outgive God, so when you’re trusting Him with your tithes and offerings we know that He will bless the rest (Proverbs 3:9-10 and Malachi 3:10-12).We think Christians should be the most generous people (2 Corinthians 9:6) on earth to support worthy causes, and there is no organisation with more potential to change the world than the local church (Ephesians 3:10)!
What is a tithe?
A tithe – which simply means ‘tenth’ – is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income, given back to God through the local church.
Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. It predates the Old Testament law. It is contained within the O.T Law and Jesus himself encourages it in the gospels.
When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.
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!