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When can I start the tithing challenge?
While we are officially starting the tithe challenge during weekend services on March 26 and April 2, you may start the 90-day tithing challenge at any time. Just be sure to let us know you’re in by filling out the online form
What is The Whole90?
A play on The Whole30 eating program where tens of thousands of people eat clean, whole foods for 30 days and experience life-changing results, we are branding the tithe challenge as The Whole90 to signify giving your whole tithe for 90 days...risk-free.
A “tithe challenge" is a way for us to recognize God's promise to honor and take care of His people. In Malachi 3:10, God is in essence asking, "Don't you think I will completely bless you and take care of you if you live on 90% of what I gave you?” By living sacrificially with your giving, you are investing in spreading the message of Jesus to the whole world.
What is a tithe?
A tithe is the Biblical concept of giving away 10% of your income, an idea that was instituted thousands of years ago as a way to thank and worship God (Deuteronomy 14:22). In ancient times the tithe was a portion of crops and herds, but the principle still holds true today. Everything you have comes from God, and returning at least 10% of it to continue God's work in the world is an act of acknowledging where it came from, what it is for, and remembering who owns it.
How do I start tithing today?
1. Calculate 10% of your income. (Calculate 10% of your paycheck, and each time you get paid, give 10% of your paycheck to the work of Christ at Kensington.)
2. Set-up a recurring gift through our website or our mobile app. This is the easiest and fastest way to ensure you’re keeping up with the challenge .
By contributing automatically and electronically, you are contributing the “first fruits” of your income (2 Chronicles 31:4-5). You can also give by writing a check and dropping it in the weekend offering at any campus. Cash giving is also acceptable, however you must put your cash in a sealed envelope with your name and contact information on the envelope in order for us to know that it’s from you.
You may also choose to use your online banking bill pay option through your bank or credit union. This is super simple: log-in to your online banking system and set up ‘Kensington Church’ as the payee; use the address 1825 E. Square Lake Rd. Troy, MI 48085. In the account number or memo field, enter your campus name (ie. Troy, Orion, Clinton Twp, etc).
Any way you decide to give, we'll record your gift and send you a contribution statement at year-end for charitable deduction purposes.
Has Kensington done a tithe challenge before?
In April of 2014, we challenged everyone at Kensington to tithe 10% of their income. Thousands of households accepted the challenge, which was awesome! But it was even more awesome—miraculous—to hear the unbelievable stories of God moving through the lives of those who trusted Him fully with their finances. Many churches around the country believe so strongly in the faithfulness of God with their finances that they encourage trusting God through a “tithe challenge” as well. As a church community, we have been overwhelmed by the faithfulness of God to provide and to change hearts through this experience.
How exactly does the money-back guarantee work?
Contact our Finance & Development Office by July 31, 2017 and we’ll refund your tithe, no questions asked. But in order to qualify for the money-back guarantee, we must have a record that you officially accepted The Whole90 challenge through the paper or online form.
Living on 90% for 90 days
Inspired by The Whole30 eating program where tens of thousands of people eat clean, whole foods for 30 days and experience life-changing results, we are naming this tithe challenge as The Whole90 to signify giving your whole tithe for 90 days. We’re certain it will change your life.
The challenge is simple: give back to God a percentage of your income for 90 consecutive days. But here’s the twist—it’s risk-free! We strongly believe that this is the heart of God. So much so that if you try this God-centered money management approach for 90 days and don’t like it, we’ll give you your contributions back, no questions asked.
Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to store it. - Malachi 3:10
2. Then, give a percentage of your income for 90 consecutive days. Click here to give.