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Your giving funds our mission, which is to love all people into a growing relationship with Jesus. Thank you!

How to give

The best way to give is automated. This makes it easy!  Use either our online giving platform, or contact us for information for setting up automatic bank transfer through your bank.

Questions?

Find answers below to some common questions about giving. If you have questions, feel free to contact our Finance Director at generosity@miamivineyard.com or 305-234-9600.

Common questions about giving

What is a tithe?

Simply put, the tithe is the first ten percent of your income, which God calls His followers to give to their local church. At the Vineyard, we call it “The First and Ten.” It refers to our financial resources, so we can’t substitute the giving of our time or talents for it.

What does the Bible say about tithing?

According to the book of Leviticus in the Bible, “A tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain or fruit, is the Lord’s, and is holy.” Later in the Bible, in the Second Letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul writes, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Why should I tithe?

The tithe is not for God’s benefit—He already has everything He needs. He doesn’t need our money. Tithing was created for our benefit. It teaches us how to keep God first in our lives and how to live unselfishly. Unselfish people make better spouses, friends, relatives, employees, and employers (and they usually have healthier finances). If we want to live like Jesus, we need to give generously.

Tithing is an act of obedience and should be give freely with pure motives. In other words, we give without expecting anything in return.

Is it right to designate my tithe as charitable giving on my tax returns?

Of course it is. Consider the deduction as a blessing from your government for being generous.