We believe that the method ordained of God to sustain His ministry and the spread of the gospel after His command is “Tithing” and is generally accepted throughout all Foursquare churches, not only as God’s method to take care of the material and financial needs of His Church, but to raise the spiritual morale of His people to the extent that God must bless them. We are commanded in Malachi 3:10, “‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this’, Says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.’” In the matter of “giving” and “free will offerings,” they are ordered of the Lord and practiced in all Foursquare churches as part of God’s plan for the church’s material needs and the spirituality of His people. We are admonished in Luke 6:38,“Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Being “joint heirs” with Him we know that giving unto His kingdom which is also ours is an enjoyable thing, it being more blessed to give than to receive, for we are commanded in II Corinthians 9:7,“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Scripture Reference

“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: On the rst day of the week, let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.” (1 Cor. 16:1,2)