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Open Arms Community Church

1289 East Main Street

Bradford, PA 16701

About Tithes and Offerings

A tithe is the first and best 10% of income that belongs to God, and an offering is a Spirit-led giving above the tithe.

Few subjects are more sensitive than money. Jesus is very clear that you cannot serve both God and money. To be a follower of Jesus, your life must have a reorientation and adjustment in the role, function and priority of wealth. This is such a big deal for people that Jesus talked more about this subject than heaven, hell or prayer.

To understand what it means to be a Christ-follower, we must also understand what it means to be a giver. Giving, especially of material wealth, is one of the central themes in the Bible, teaching us to adjust and orient our life to putting God first and to invest our life in eternity. The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.