Here are some reasons why applying the second-tithe1 principle to the system of offerings may not be the best solution for increasing the offerings received at the local church level.
I love the way my German friends use the English language. Sometimes they’ll say they are “making an experience” instead of “having an experience.” It articulates a more active than passive attitude. This has often given me pause to consider what part we play in the way our lives play out.
We believe that stewardship, which touches almost all facets of the Christian life, is a concept too broad to be dealt with by just one department.