Not too long ago, the network of church leaders with whom I routinely communicate was discussing the issue of staff member tithing. It’s that time of year! I was surprised by the amount of churches that communicate it as an expectation of staff but don’t check to see if it’s actually happening.
I have an old saying, “never make a ‘rule’ you’re not prepared to enforce.” I don’t know how you can tell your staff that they are expected to tithe, and not check to make sure they’re actually doing it.
That aside, how can a church staff member justify not tithing? As staff members, I certainly hope that we actually believe what the Bible says. I hope that we actually “do” what we’re “teaching.” How can we justify doing otherwise?
Questions: Does your church require its staff to tithe? Do you check to make sure it’s happening?