Thank you for considering the 3:10 Challenge!
The 3:10 Challenge is based on Malachi 3:10, where God told His people, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “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!”
The “storehouse” was located in the temple, the place that was the cornerstone of worship for God’s people at the time. And the command from God was simple – “Bring the tithe.” The word tithe simply means “tenth,” and it represented one-tenth of a person’s income that was to be given as an act of worship and brought to the temple.
The challenge comes at the end of the verse when God dared His people to “Try it! Put me to the test!” This is an unprecedented test, a test FOR God, and a Test FROM God where dares us to test Him.
Our goal at Journey Church is to be a church filled with people who are PASSING THE TEST AND BRINGING THE TITHE! It is one of the powerful ways that we grow in maturity, trusting God with our STUFF and giving Him His portion!
So will you join with so many others at Journey and take the 3:10 Challenge - for 3 months give 10% according to Malachi 3:10?
First, determine your tithe - 10% of your income. If you can’t do 10%, perhaps start with 7% or with 5% or 3% - but ask God to bless you as you trust Him in this key area of growth.
Second, begin the next time you get paid (or the time after that). Just don’t wait very long, as we have a great tendency to talk ourselves out of the steps God has for us. We strongly encourage you to autogive, so that way you don’t have to worry - you can know that step is being take every time.
Third, watch how God works in your finances and in your life. Keep track, keep a journal perhaps - but have a way where you can look back and see the Lord blessing.
If you have any questions, please email Pastor Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Greg at email@example.com.