TITHES: We believe that your tithe belongs in your home church. Those who call The Church at Trophy Lakes “home” regularly give a tithe to the Lord. The word “tithe” means “tenth” and it is a way of honoring God with the first 10% of our income. One dime out of every dollar. In God's kingdom, we do not give simply to get, we do not give just to receive, we give in order to connect. Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34 both quote Jesus saying "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." By tithing, we demonstrate to God that our heart is connecting to His work at The Church at Trophy Lakes. It enables all of us to succeed in His personal and corporate call on our lives. Earlier in Matthew 6 and Luke 12, Jesus says that if our eye is good, our whole body will be filled with light. A "Good Eye" in his culture always spoke of generosity. Tithing is our act of obedience to His command and in conjunction with offerings, is one of the Lord's tools for ushering us into a generous lifestyle.
OFFERINGS: In addition to the tithe we give offerings to the Lord. The Lord promises a great blessing upon us in Malachi 3:10 when we bring our tithes and offerings into the "store-house" or church house. General offerings are given above the tithe and represent our free-will offerings. These special gifts are unrestricted and can be directed among ministries as the church leadership deems necessary.