The Church does not need your money. We say this ever week before we take up the tithe because it’s true. God is the church’s provider not you. We as Christians tithe because God has commanded it and because it is a physical representation that nothing is more important than God in our lives. This is why we call tithing “first fruits”. We give to God first.
Serving goes hand in hand with tithing. Aside from your money nothing is more important than the time in your life. God commands us to take time out of our lives to serve Him and to serve each other. You should be involved in some ministry within the local church.
You need to trust God with your money and your time.
Sermons to Listen/Review
Which Archippus Are You? – faithandvictory.com/archippus
Give Cheerfully – faithandvictory.com/cheerfully
Questions – Answer in an email or paper to turn in to your Discipleship Mentor.
How do you make time to serve the church?
What ministry do you faithfully serve in?
When is the last time your served in that ministry?
Do you stuggle with your finances? Why? Why Not?
Does the church need your money? Why Why Not?
Have you taken Financial Peace University?
Do you tithe? Why? Why Not?
#1. If you are not currently serving in an FVC Ministry sign up for one. If you need help choosing one discuss it with your Discipleship Mentor or Pastor Todd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#2. Create a one month written budget of your finances and present it to your Discipleship Mentor.
Include Amounts for each of the following: Money Earned, Bills, Debt, Food, Savings, Emergency Fund, Tithe, and Fun Money. Track (write down) all money earned and spent for that month. Compare your budget with the money you actually spent with your Discipleship Mentor.
#3. Tithe accountability. Have Pastor Aubrey (aubrey@faithandvictory) or Deacon Kasey Maiorca (email@example.com) confirm to your Disciple Mentor that you have been tithing for a three month period (no amounts will be mentioned).
I verify before God and before the witness (Discipleship Mentor) that I have listened to the sermons, read the Bible verses, answered the questions, and completed the tasks as assigned. I am an active participant in the spreading of the gospel at my Church. I tithe faithfully and serve my church to the best of my ability.
I verify before God, that I held accountable this disciple to being a part of the body of Chirst. I have witnessed this Disciple’s involvement in the Church as he/she has joyfully served the Lord. I have received a message confirming this disciple is a tither at FVC. I have also checked and discussed all the questions and tasks that were assigned. This disciple is ready to move forward.
Discipleship Mentor Signature ________________________________________________