Why do we as Christians give to God through our local church?
We give our tithes and offerings because it is an act of gratitude
to God for all the gifts that we have received first from God.
Just as God loves us first, so God provides for our needs,
and awaits our response of love and generosity.
We all have basic needs for food, water, shelter, clothing and love.
As Christians, we also have a need to give to God and to our neighbor. Giving faithfully and regularly to our local church is a concrete expression of that love and fulfills our need to return thanks.