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how much should i give

The Bible says every believer should give a minimum of 10% of their income, a tithe, to their local church. Anything over 10% is called an offering or gift. We understand that 10% may seem impossible, especially when your faith is new; however, we encourage you to take whatever step God is leading you. He wants you to be a cheerful giver and trust Him in this area of your life.

“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

“If you cannot live off 90% of your income, then you cannot live off 100%. It does not require a miracle for you to get through the month. I think that if you sit down and look at your budget, you will see that you can make it while giving at least 10%. Read the Bible and take from it what you will, and if you tithe,do it out of love for God, not guilt.” Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is offered twice a year at VRL. The 9-week class will teach you to have a plan for your money, get your finances under control, get rid of debt, spend and save wisely, and give like never before! Get more information here.

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