The 19 Rules of Money Management for Christian Entrepreneurs – Rule 16: Our Businesses Support Our Church

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.(Proverbs 3:9-10)When you tithe, you are showing God that we have our priorities straight in our finances.  You are letting Him that you and your business are committed to keeping the lights on at HIS place of worship – your church.  What God uses your business supports your church. The reason I bring up the tithe as a “membership fee” is so that you would possibly think differently about it.  You’ve probably heard the pastor at your church give all the various verses of tithing, but maybe nobody’s ever put it to you in this way. Personally, if I want to make a change of habit in my life, I have to think differently than I did before to jolt my brain into a new pattern. The same way we put aside money to pay for critical things like rent, cell phone, and car, we need to plan for the tithe in our financial budget.  It should be a line item expense that we can’t operate our business without paying. Godpreneur Money Rule #16: Godpreneurs honor God’s plan and purpose for tithing. We allow God to use our business to support our church and it’s growth.]]>

Alex Miranda
Alex Miranda is an entrepreneur in Miami Florida. He built his first business at the age of 25, a web & graphic design agency for small business owners. Alex taught that creating a perfect brand required some deep soul searching into why you're doing this and lining your business up with your soul's purpose.