The Bible shows us that the foundation for giving is the tithe. What is the tithe? The tithe is the first 10 percent of our income. Bringing the first 10 percent of our income to the Lord’s storehouse means we have decided to put Him first in our lives. Why should we tithe? Tithing isn’t simply giving, but also an act of obedience and worship that shows our trust, faith, gratitude, and love to God. The Bible says that when we tithe God will “throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it”(Malachi 3:10).
On top of the tithe is the offering. An offering is anything that we give beyond the tithe. The offering helps the body of Christ carry out the mission we are called to do. Our offerings are applied to new programs, seminars, and the support of international missions and ministries. Some people have more to give than others. Don’t be discouraged. God doesn’t look at the amount; He looks at the heart with which the amount was given. Be a cheerful giver, and, surely, it will be given back to you (2 Corinthians 9:7).
If you would like to give to Templo El Paraiso (T.E.P.) online you are welcome to do so through this website. You can transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. You can give a one-time gift, or, if you want to give at certain time intervals, you can set up a recurring gift. At T.E.P., we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check.
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