The 90-Day Tithe Challenge

The 90-Day Tithe Challenge January 29, 2014

Next-StepsSeveral months ago I attended a conference at a great church in South Carolina (NewSpring) and walked away wanting to “borrow” an idea of theirs. It’s called the 90-Day Tithe Challenge. The idea behind it is simple: take Malachi 3:10 literally, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

At Mt Vernon, we’ve decided to do this. Here’s the 90-Day Tithe Challenge: tithe (give 10% of your income to God) for 90 days. Give God’s way. If, at the end of 90 days, you don’t feel like God has blessed you (if he hasn’t kept up his end of the bargain), then the church will refund all the money you’ve given during that time. No questions asked. No one will show up at your door. No pastoral phone call. Give God’s way, and if he hasn’t blessed you, then the church will refund your money.

This takes all the pressure off of us and puts it on God. And that’s okay with him. God wants us to challenge him. He wants us to take a step of faith and allow him to open the floodgates of heaven to pour out so much blessing that we won’t have room enough for it!

The response we’ve gotten (just in the past few days) has been incredible. People are stepping up. People are trusting God. I can’t wait to see what God does in our midst over the next few months!

(Click here to take the challenge!)

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