Living the Generous Life
Tithes & Offerings
Generosity is the heart and character of God. The more we become like God the more we do the things God does. Nothing demonstrates this as powerfully as giving tithes and offerings to our local church. In the Early Church:
“…all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money…for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet…” (Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-35).
This is The Generous Life. Where collectively each person is giving so generously it empowers the church to fulfil its calling to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). It generates praise, worship and refreshment in the House of God, transforms lives and positions the next generation for even greater blessing (Ps 37:26). The Generous Life is the most exciting, satisfying life there is, and the life everyone at Berlin International Community Church is encouraged to start living today.
What Is A Tithe? A tithe is one-tenth (10%) of our income voluntarily given to God. The practice of tithing is first seen in the life of Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 7:2,6). Centuries later, tithing became part of God’s Law for the nation of Israel (Leviticus 27:30). The purpose of the tithe is to respect and honor the Lord and acknowledge Him as the Source of all things and Provider of our ability to create wealth (Deuteronomy 14:22-23; 8:17-18). We believe the practice of tithing remains God’s basic standard for how Christians should be stewards of their finances in their local church.
What Is An Offering? Offerings are gifts freely brought to God above and beyond the tithe (from the other 90% of our income). Tithes build and support a local church, but offerings exceeding 10% expand the church’s ministries to serve the needs of those outside the church.
Ways to Give
Building God's House
Recipient: Berlin International
Community Church e.V.
Account No.: 06 110 228 00
Bankcode: 100 800 00
IBAN: DE42 1008 0000 0611 0228 00
Designated Use: Name and
Address / Tithes and Offerings
Online giving accepts all major credit cards and foreign bank accounts. Fill-in your information on the form in order to receive an annual giving receipt.
Special envelopes are provided each Sunday and are available in the lobby and theater. Fill-in your information on the envelope in order to receive an annual giving receipt.
All donations are tax deductible! Fill-in your information on the envelope or with your bank transfer in order to receive an annual giving receipt. Berlin International Community Church is independent of the German state church and does not receive any church tax or funding from the government. As a registered non-profit organization, we operate within the legal confines set out by the German Ministry of Finance (Finanzamt). All our finances come from the Tithes and Offerings of those who call BICC their home. An external accounting firm manages our records for the government.
For more information about giving, click here to download an information packet regarding giving and finances.
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