Often times christian use the word "Tithe" when referring to giving back to the church. Tithing is actually an Old Testament requirement. One of the requirements of the Israelites were to give 10% of their crops and livestock to the temple of God. (Lev 27:30; Nm 18:26; Dt 14:24) There were other requirements to give back to God as well.
In the New Testament church, the concept of giving didn't end, but it did change. It was less legalistic and more relational to God. While 10% is a good starting point and gauge to determine if we are prioritizing our income correctly, there isn't a required amount.
So we should never feel like we need to give to the church out of compulsion but rather is should be done as a form of worship to God. On the other hand, withholding our giving all together is rightly seen as withholding from God, who blessed us with what we have in the first place.
The New Testament doesn't set an amount we should give. There are places in scripture where giving is tied proportionally to our income, however it also instructs us to determine in our heart what is right. The heart of the instruction on giving is about personally getting with God to prayerfully consider if you are properly honoring Him in the amount you are giving back to the church. (Pr 3:9-10; Mal 3:10; Lk 6:38; 1 Cor 16:2; 2 Cor 9:7; Acts 20:35;
There are two ways to give at WBC. You can drop your giving in an offering plate during any of our regular Sunday morning worship services or you can give online anytime. Click on the link below to see our online giving portal.