The Bible gives us a clear understanding that we are to live generous lives. God has blessed each of us greatly and the proper response is one of gratitude as we give Him back the first 10% (the tithe) of our income to the work of ministry in the local church. Over and above that, we gratefully give to support the work of ministries and missions locally and around the world through offerings. This is a personal matter and one that each person must work through on their own in prayer before God as they decide what to give. (Malachi 3:10, Mark 12:41-44, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15)