Why Pastors HAVE to tithe…HAVE to

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Here is the deal.  Pastors have to tithe…they have to.  I know many pastors don’t but you simply have to tithe if you are going to lead a church.  And you need to tithe to your current church.  The one whose name is on your pay check.  Give your offerings anywhere you want but tithe to your church.

Melissa and I will celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary next week and it brings to mind a story from our first week as a married couple.  I was finishing up college and Melissa was babysitting making an astounding $60 per week.  That was our income, $240 per month.  When it was time to write the bills, we discussed how much to give.  Melissa said, “Let’s give 10%, let’s tithe and believe God will one day entrust us with much more to give.”  It was wonderful advice.

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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