Should I Give?
Unfortunately, there has been a change in society today when it comes to tithes and offerings. Yes it is true that there are many people who have used the Church as a way to prosper themselves, but the need for God's people to give to the Church remains Biblical. The Church has expenses such as building and grounds to upkeep, ministries to Fund, cemeteries to upkeep, and of course missions that provide for both the Church family as well as outreach to the community. Giving money to the Church is more than just a way to help take care of God's house and His people, giving is an act of faith in which we say we believe that God provides and will, as He promises, take care of His children.
We at Shiloh don't pressure people to give but encourage them to give an offering as a sign of faith as well as an act of obedience to God the Father, for those who have doubts we suggest giving a little and trust God and as you grow in your faith so will your trust and your giving.
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”
"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At Shiloh, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and give as God leads them.