WE AT OVC GIVE OF OUR TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE.

The word "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income, isn't merely giving something to God. It's giving back what was his to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from him. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.

What does the Bible say about tithing?

In Malachi 3:10, God says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple…I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” This is the only time in the whole Bible where God tells us to test him! It’s almost like God is saying, “I dare you, try to out-give me!”

So why do we tithe?

Giving back to God financially teaches us to put God first in our lives (Matthew 6:33). Giving reminds us that God is the source of every good thing (James 1:17) and invites God to place his blessings in our lives.

Who manages the OVC funds?

In order to realize our mission, to Know, Grow, Give and Go, we rely on your financial tithes and offerings. The OVC trustees have the responsibility to oversee our financial activities.

Working alongside the staff, the church has a history of managing finances extremely well. Every year, spending is on budget. Every year, our financial giving meets or exceeds our projections. This track record is, in part, due to two things – the faithfulness of God’s provision through His people and the rigorous planning process we employ. We research best practices in church finances in order to better understand our giving and expense allocation. 

We are blessed to be stewards of your tithes and offerings. Most important, we are humbled by the responsibility to carry out God’s work here in the South Bay.

Questions? Please Contact

MATT HORTON   Finance Director  mhorton@oceanviewchurch.com