Thanks to the research organization The Empty Tomb (www.emptytomb.org) we now know the answer to the question, What if all American believers gave 10%?
Here’s what could happen:
If Americans who identify with the historically Christian church increased their giving to an average of 10% of income, there could be an additional $161 billion given to the church.1 If 60% of this amount were made available to expand overseas missions activity, that number would mean an additional $96.5 billion available for overseas missions.
- $70-$80 billion would impact the worst of world poverty2
- $5 billion could end most of the 9.2 million annual child deaths under age 5 globally3.
- $7 billion would be sufficient for global primary education for all children.4
- $1 billion would address the costs of global evangelization, according to one estimate.5
You should be aware, that there could also be $32.0 billion more a year for domestic outreach.6 And this all on top of our current church activities.
This information should encourage us. Progress is possible.
Here is the a graphic to show what was just explained:
It is within the church’s ability in America to end child deaths worldwide, educate all children worldwide, help the poor worldwide and evangelize the world! We have this capability! Let do our part.
Tithe online at www.ridgefellowship.com
Hey Darrell. As a family, we have been tithing faithfully but we couldn’t figure out how to sign up for the tithe challenge online. Can you direct me to a link?
Awesome Katie! You are signed up. I have added you and Jeff and will be praying for you.