How the Tithe Challenge Helps Your Congregation Grow Spiritually

Tithe-Challenge-web-icon3The number one reason to do a Tithe Challenge is to grow the people in your church.  The Tithe Challenge is really about discipleship.

Perhaps the most profound equation I’ve ever heard regarding stewardship in a local church is that stewardship equals discipleship. I first heard Randy Alcorn say it. but since then I’ve heard others mention this concept — it is impossible to to become a fully developing follower of Christ without also becoming a fully-developing steward of his resource.

In other words my stewardship of what God has entrusted to me, my time, talent, treasure, and testimony.  Here we are mainly talking about treasure.  But my stewardship of what God has entrusted to me is directly related to my discipleship.

Having spiritual habits (attending church, serving, fasting, etc.) is not enough.  If I don’t have proper stewardship of my resources, then it’s going to hinder my growth.

Not only does the Tithe Challenge grow Christians, but it also grows non-Christians.  We all know the very famous passage from Malachi 3 where God says, “Test me in this and let me prove that I exist, and see if I will not throw open the windows of heaven and pour our so much blessing that you simply cannot hold it.”

That passage applies equally to believer and non-believer.  I feel that the tithe challenge is a challenge that non-Christians will often accept as well–especially if they are in trouble with their finances.

Non-Christians have tried what the secular financial folks say.  They’ve tried managing their money the worldly way and that’s led to all kinds of problems inside of their life.  They come to church, and they’re looking for alternatives.

Once they get the tithe right, then their budget falls into place, expenses come into alignment, and then you get God’s help in your life.  This is what non-Christians are looking for!

Your partner in ministry,


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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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