CHRIST UNIVERSAL CHURCH

 "Impacting Our World with the Love of Christ"

STEWARDSHIP PRINCIPLES
We teach disciples why and how to tithe into their individual and/or our corporate storehouse to support the members of the congregation. Offerings are encouraged to help expand the mission outreach to reach more people in more places and we ask those involved in our cell churches to support the mission of the church through regular gifts and financial support.

We want to educate disciples in how to effectively manage their material and financial resources individually and corporately. 

  • Principle #1 - Store at least 10% of your gross income in savings or investment accounts.
  • Principle #2 - Save at least 3 months of your net income in savings account
  • Principle #3 - Control your debt by living within your means.
  • Principle #4 - Connect with others for Corporate Wealth Opportunities.

 You may also want to order our course entitled: "The Responsible Christian", which teaches about Christian Stewardship.

  • E-Book @ $8.00.
  • Textbook @ $28.00
As the Spirit of God brings revelation to the Body of Christ it is necessary to be lead by the Holy Spirit and not by the traditions of men. As the saints gathered last night for our monthly Corporate Worship & Training the question kept arising about "tithes & offerings". So, we want to express that there is a lot of misguided teaching on this subject that needs to be corrected, but we will simply state our position on the matter.

RESTORING THE COVENANT
(Deuteronomy 8:18)

It's time to educate your spiritual self about money and the principles of prosperity that God desires for His people through the power of unified financial leverage. Prosperity can be both a blessing and a curse. While it can be a sign of God's blessing to those who follow Him, it carries with it the potential for moral and spiritual decline. Prosperous people are tempted to become self-sufficient and proud and to take God for granted. In our prosperity, we must not forget that God is the source of our blessings. 

Preachers stop lying, tricking, deceiving and stealing God's money. If you need money that bad... get a job! People stop being stupid! You don't give in order to be blessed, you give because you are blessed. We do not use ministry as a means to make money... we use money as a means to establish a covenant with God's people. Some would like to call it a donation, gift or seed, but whatever you call it it should still  have the same purpose.

Unified Financial Leverage

Some would claim that the law ended with Jesus, but it didn't end it was fulfilled that is why the New testament Church supported each other behold the tithe. If you want to give money, food, clothing or whatever you have to support the "community of believers" with practical needs, not buildings or ministers, then do so freely and God will honor it.

Blessed To Be A Blessing

Too many so-called Pastors, who are simply just motivation speakers, designed to fleece the flock by getting people's emotions charged up, simply for filthy lucre's sake or for money. You can't serve both God and Mammon(riches), for you will love the one and hate the other. Don't allow money to rule or control your life... use money as a means to change someone's life. Money is not the answer to all of your problems. Life does not consist of the abundance of a man's possessions. God blesses us to be a blessing to others. "For the love of money is the root of all evil", but a love of people is the root of all goodness. We understand the concern about giving money to churches/ministries these days, because of the many wolves in sheep's clothing and a misrepresentation or out right lie concerning key scriptures just to get money out of your pocket by false prophets. But this is also a convenient excuse for those who are stingy and greedy not to give.

Kingdom Economy

We want to take this time to help you understand God's purpose and our responsibility in giving, so that you will not be robbed of the blessings that God has promised to those who walk in obedience to His Word. We are destined to walk in the peace and favor of God, with nothing missing and nothing broken. God wants to trust us with the responsibility of managing the wealth of this world in order to bring salvation to many people who would not otherwise give us the time of day. It is interesting to note that those who say that they don't agree or believe in the principle of tithing, also do not give anything to support other people at all, because it's all about them and their lack and debt that they have. You see believers who don't tithe are in debt just like the rest of the world. All true followers of Christ are the total opposite of this line of thinking and living.

The Book of Acts records how the people voluntarily went and sold their possessions and laid them (the proceeds) at the Apostle's feet for them to distribute according as everyone had a need.For the spiritually mature and enlightened realize that we are called to help support one another, not only spiritually, but physically, socially, emotionally and yes... financially as well. "No one who is an active member of a local church should ever be in lack"

God's Promise

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. test me in this says the Lord almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing, that you will not have room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10).  This was admonition to the priest, as well as, the people of God who not unlike the many false prophets and believers today, had corrupted themselves by not bringing "all" the tithe into the storehouse. In order words they were stealing from God. You need to find out the truth about where your tithes and offerings are going and how it is affecting the lives of God's people, because that's what the money is for.

We would not have our members ignorant, so please don;t allow the abuse and misuse of this ordinance by men and women in lack, who love God more than money, rob you of your blessings that God has promised you. Please notice that the tithe is given to support people, not places of worship. 

What's A Tithe?

Tithe - is a word that means "a tenth" of 10%. We believe in and promote the principle of the tithe as God's plan for providing peace, comfort and security for His people.

Why?

The primary reason is to provide for the care of one another and to help support those who have been set apart for the work of ministry. In order to establish the Kingdom of God in the earth, the church (Body of believers must be an example of the love and fellowship that exist within the church and one of the ways we show that is through our support for one another financially. Here is an Old Testament example of how this manifested:..."When you have finished setting aside the tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levites (ministers who are entitled to a tenth of the tithe), the alien (those who are strangers in your land), the fatherless ( those 17 or younger, who have have no direct family support), and the widow or widower (those aged 60 and up who have no direct family support), so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied." - (Deuteronomy 26:12)"

Jesus Teaching

 ...then, He said unto them, "Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give unto God what belongs to Him" (Matthew 22:21). Here we see that Jesus avoided the trap set by the Pharisees, by showing that we have dual citizenship (1 Peter 2:17) in the earth. One that requires us to pay taxes to support our earthly kingdoms and the other to support our heavenly Kingdom.

What About Offerings

Offerings are gifts that are used to support the redeemed community of believers. It is the natural result of being a tither (one who gives a tithe/10% to support the local body of believers). You see saints, once you learn to tithe in right way, for the right reason, and in the right place...the Lord God, Jehovah, will provide more seed for the sower and bread for your food and INCREASE the fruit of your righteousness (your ability to give even more). It is these types of offerings which are used to support building projects, salaries  and such miscellaneous expenses, as Moses took an offering from the people to build the tabernacle in the wilderness.

You see, God will keep His promise to open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing more than you can receive, in order that you may be able to be a blessing to others in need. The key is to give cheerfully, not grudgingly or because someone made you feel guilty if you don't give, because God loves a cheerful giver.

New Testament Example

"And all the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his/her own, but they shared everything they had with one another. And with great power the Apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. For time to time those who owned lands, or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds from the sales and put them at the apostle’s feet or simply give the money to the apostles and it was distributed to everyone who had a need". - (Acts 2:32-37)

Taking Care of One Another

Here is another new testament example that expresses this..."If anyone has materials possessions and sees his brother/sister in need, but has no mercy on him, how can the love of God be in him?" - (1 John 3:17)

The Purpose of Giving

The purpose for giving has been outlined through various examples from both the old and new testaments. It is essentially to support the life of the redeemed community of believers not just spiritually, but physically, socially, emotionally... and yes, financially, as well. 

Blessings Follow Obedience

So, saints if you are an active member of a local congregation of believers and we all should be connected to others saints in one way of another and you are not willing to support their well-being, then you are simply out of the will of God concerning how we should express our love and support for one another. In conclusion, we are blessed in order that we might not only be  blessings to one another, but also a blessing to the world. 


TITHES & OFFERINGS

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DEBT FREE PROGRAM

We offer several programs to provide assistance in the area of financial security and empowerment. This program is designed to help eliminate debt by designating up to 70% of their tithe toward debt elimination.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND

is designed to help with emergency expenses related to transportation, housing

or medical bills.

LEGACY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

this program is designed to assist with start up costs of developing new businesses.

(If the PayPal link is not working you can send your tithe/offering directly through the PayPal site using our email address)