Giving PrinciplesFirst Things First

The first of our increase belongs to God. We find this principle all through God’s Word. Tithing, giving God the first ten percent of our income by giving to the local church, is the primary way we acknowledge that God is first. (Proverbs 3:9,10)

Know Giving, Know Life

Giving is the antidote for materialism. Whereas the tithe is giving ten percent of your income to the local church, an offering is given out of the ninety percent of your income. Therefore the offering is giving over and above the tithe. The Bible says that by giving generously we are able to “take hold of the life that is truly life.” You aren’t really living unless you are freely giving. (1 Timothy 6:18,19)

The Treasure Test

Giving is the only area in the Bible where God invites us to test Him. Give your tithe (the first 10% of your income) to God and see if He does not open the floodgates of heaven to bless you in ways that you never dreamed possible. (Malachi 3:10)

An Eternal Investment

Even when the stock market’s down, you can make an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime and beyond. By investing in the life-changing message of Jesus, you can leverage your money for eternal purposes. (1 Timothy 6:7)

Giving FAQ

Difference between tithe and offering

Financial giving can be divided into two categories: tithes and offerings. The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe and offering. The tithe is ten percent of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.

Online Giving & Credit Cards

Speedway Community Ministries does not advocate going into debt to give to the church or any other ministry. Online giving is a convenient tool to help you regularly, and automatically give your tithe and offering. We encourage you to use a debit card if you do not pay your monthly credit card balance.


While we have opened up the use of credit cards for giving, we still strongly encourage the use of debit card or e-check rather than credit card for two primary reasons:

1) Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not.

2) We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the ministry.

With automatic bill pay through your online banking, your entire gift goes to the ministry. If you need the address or banking information to set up an online bill pay automatic bill pay donation, please contact us for details.