What is a Tithe Challenge?

Tithe-Challenge-web-icon3Early on as pastor at The Journey in New York City, I tackled a message series on stewardship.  During the second message, we decided to hit hard on the importance of bringing the full tithe to God.  I just shot right to the heart of the issue and let everyone know they should be tithing– this was our first tithe challenge!

A Tithe Challenge is a set period of time where you challenge the people in your church to bring the full tithe to God during that period of time. 

My goal was to challenge everyone in the congregation to commit to tithing for four months.  I knew that, if they agreed, by the end of the four months the tithe would be a regular part of their lives and God would be showing himself to them in a real way.  

These families were made up of church and unchurched people alike; what they had in common was neither group had ever heard the message about tithing this plainly.  No one had told them what stewardship means to their discipleship.  No one had ever told them that, actually, God went so far as to say, “Test me in this.”  But they responded in a BIG way to this simple, but proven Biblical message.  We had 400 families accept that Tithe Challenge!

Now, this is not just a challenge for your people — it’s a challenge for you, too– to be able to step out of your comfort zone and speak to them this honestly.  I know this is not an easy message.  But, how can they hear unless somebody tells them?

That’s what the tithe challenge is all about — stepping our of your comfort zone and challenging people to step out of theirs.  

Your partner in ministry,


P.S.  You can bring the Tithe Challenge to your church too!  Since the time of The Journey’s first Tithe Challenge, I have developed and used this proven system with hundreds of churches across North America and outside the U.S. from Africa to New Zealand.

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  • What time-frame works best for a successful challenge
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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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