The Foursquare family may have started in the U.S., but our family has grown far beyond the U.S. border. Foursquare churches exist in 136 countries and growing. We now have over 88,000 ministers in 68,000 churches and meeting places serving more than 7 million members around the world. We provide financial support to 100 missionaries and we are committed to sending people to serve on short-term missions trips each year. In 2013 New Hope Windward donated over $164,000 to minister to people in 135 countries, all over the world.
The Scripture says something very interesting. It says that the reason for the tithe is to teach us to fear God and to place Him first. We are to somehow express that He is our greatest treasure of all. Where we put or invest our money, by choice, will help our heart move that way.
In other words, if you want God to bless your marriage, put God first in your marriage. If you want God to bless your job, put Him first in your job. If you want God to bless your decisions about your future, then place Him first in your decisions about your future. If you want God to bless your finances, then put Him first in your finances.
Tithe means “tenth” or the “first tenth.” It’s the heart of God’s people to reach others with the gospel who may have never heard it any other way. It is our contribution. So we give with all our hearts and all our love because we know that God will somehow convert it to life.
God instructs us to bring a tenth (tithe) of our income to church (storehouse). We return to the Lord 10% of what He's given us because the Bible say it belongs to Him. God in return promises to“throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing” in your life. God in return promises to “open the floodgates of blessings…” Countless people experience God’s blessings when they tithe, but the first step is often the hardest one to take. If you are not tithing already, a great way to start is with the 3 Month Tithe Challenge. Tithe for 90 days and if you don’t feel God has proved himself faithful to open up the floodgates of Heavens blessings, we will refund 100% of what you’ve given. No questions asked. No shame. You simply call our office and speak to our Finance director. She will confidentially and kindly refund what you’ve given.