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Before participating in the 90 Day Challenge please make sure you’ve got the rules covered:
The only thing in the Bible that God says to test Him on is Tithing. We at Orlando Wesleyan Church believe in it so strongly that we want to give you the opportunity to take God at His Word. God promises to take care of your financial needs when you trust Him by giving Him the first ten percent. We want to challenge you to start tithing, and see God make you financially fit!
We’re asking you to commit to take 10% of your total income for the next 90 days and give it to God through the church.
Tithing is God’s plan for every follower of Christ. However, the 90 Day Challenge is for individuals or families that have not been tithing in at least the last six months. Tithing is 10% of your income not just regular or spontaneous giving in the church offering.
Whenever you’re ready! If you’re eligible to participate in T90X select the date you wish to start. You will then faithfully tithe 10% of your income, and at the end of 90 days you have another 30 days to request a full refund.
We understand that giving away 10% of your income can be a big – and often frightening – commitment! That’s why we created the T90X: a money-back guarantee of sorts. Essentially, it’s a contract based on the promises of God in Malachi 3:10-11. We commit to you that if you tithe for three months and God doesn’t hold true to His promises of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe. No questions asked.
God doesn’t need your money.
He owns everything. But we give first because it takes faith to give first and God wants us to trust Him. He tells us in Proverbs 3:9-10:
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops
and then your barns will be filled with overflowing.”
We give first and the blessings of God follow.
God doesn’t want your money…
…but He does want your heart, and the Bible tells us that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.
What is tithing?
The word “tithe” is derived from the Hebrew word ma’aser and it literally means a tenth. Ten percent of everything belongs to the Lord. In Malachi 3:10-11, God says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.” The ‘storehouse’ is the Old Testament picture of the New Testament church. So as New Testament believers, we worship the Lord with the tithe; or the ten percent.
What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?
The tithe is 10% of your income. God says that He has given us all that we own, and that the first 10% is dedicated to Him, and we are to be faithful in “bringing the tithe.” Offerings are any generous giving that you do over and above your tithe. And while your tithe is designated for the local church, an offering is for you to be generous wherever you see a need.
Many followers of Christ confuse giving regularly with tithing, and while giving regularly is highly commendable, and it is a big step in and of itself, tithing is taking a full 10% of your paycheck, and giving it to the local church.
How do I participate in the 90 Day Challenge?
The first step is for you to sign up. This just lets us know your intent to participate so that we can keep your finances separate from the church’s main funds. It also gives us your agreement to the terms and conditions of the 90 Day Challenge.
Once you are signed up you need to specify when you give that your money is a part of the challenge. You can do this by writing the “T90X” on the offering envelopes at Orlando Wesleyan Church. Make sure you also clearly write your name on the envelope so that the treasurer knows where to attribute it.
The last step is to take a full 10% of your income at each paycheck, and either give cash, or write a check to Orlando Wesleyan Church and put it in the offering on Sunday morning, or mail it to:
Orlando Wesleyan Church
1665 N Chickasaw Trl
Orlando, FL 32825
Can I give online?
Yes, you can give to Orlando Wesleyan Church online through PayPal on this site.
How will you keep track of my tithe?
Orlando Wesleyan Church uses several computer programs to keep track of your giving. However, when you sign up for the 90 Day Challenge all money that you tithe in the 3 month period will be stored separately from the main church funds, and will remain there for 30 days following the end of the 3 month period. Please feel free to call (407-277-4779) or e-mail the church for more information on your tithe.
What are the benefits of tithing?
Tithing carries multiple facets that will benefit your life. Number 1, God commands it and any time we take God at His word we are using faith, and faith can move mountains. God promises to “open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing on you”. In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells us that if we look after God’s Kingdom first, that He will provide for our physical needs.
Also, in this country, when you give to a not-for-profit organization (which Orlando Wesleyan Church is!) you receive a tax benefit. At the end of the year Orlando Wesleyan Church will provide you with records of the total amount you have given over the year, and when you file your taxes your charitable donations are tax deductible.
And last, but not least, when you decide to become a percentage giver you create margin in your life. By choosing to live on a lesser percentage of your income, when difficult situations and circumstances arise that margin will carry you through.
Where does my money go?
Orlando Wesleyan Church is 100% supported through your tithes and offerings. The money you give goes toward paying rent, paychecks, equipment purchases, etc.
Orlando Wesleyan Church pays a tithe of all of its income by giving to local, national and international missions and outreaches, church-plants and also towards the greater Wesleyan Church
Should I give while I’m trying to get out of debt?
Yes! This may sound irrational, because getting out of debt should be one of the highest priorities in your financial planning, but by obeying God first in your finances, we believe that God will supernaturally revolutionize your financial situation.