Another important thing we do when teaching kids to tithe is give them an opportunity to teach their peers. Often, we give a child three minutes to preach to their friends why tithing is important. This is one of the most rewarding times of our weekend experiences. It’s amazing to see an eight-year-old on stage teaching their peers from the Bible why tithing and giving is important. Why? Because they learned that from our team.
Think about how awesome it will be to see the next generation grow up already believing and showing through their tithes and offerings that God is first in their lives. Think about the impact. Think about the needs the local church could meet if everyone is giving that 10% or more. Most would lack nothing. Many stats say that the average church attendee gives only 1.7% of their income to God. What’s more is that most churches would never have to do a campaign or ask for money if people gave to God first as the Bible says.
Adults like to see results. When they give they like to see what the fruit of their giving. Kids are the same way. One way we get kids to give is by stating a project, which can be supporting another church plant’s children’s ministry, a missionary or replace something on stage, etc. This inspires kids to want to give and what’s more is that we remind them of the impact they are having on others as a result of it.
What are your thoughts on kids tithing/giving?