The Biblical Tithe
The Bible describes tithe as 10% of income. People “returned tithe” to God at their place of worship. These tithes would provide a living for the priests that served there. When a person returned tithe, it signified that God was Lord of all they had. (Hebrews 7:2, Genesis 28:22)
In the 1870’s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church adopted the biblical tithing principle as the primary mechanism for supporting our worldwide mission. This consistent plan of sharing resources is one key component that has enabled our church and its message to grow and remain firm in many parts of the world.
What Happens to The Tithe I Return?
All tithe is sent by the local church to the Northern California Conference where it is distributed throughout the conference and the world.
Where Does All The Money Go?
When tithe is returned, the resources are shared among different church organizations according to a specific formula. This supports our worldwide mission.
Here’s how tithe is distributed and used on average each year. To view more detail tap on the percentages below. Tap again to close window.