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3 WAYS TO GIVE BACK
TO GOD AT ZEAL

BANK TRANSFER
OR IN-PERSON DEPOSIT

ZEAL MINISTRY LTD.
SCOTIABANK
CONSTANT SPRING BRANCH (21725)

JMD ACCT CHEQUING: 6490

USD ACCT SAVINGS: 62174

ONLINE
VIA PAYPAL

ALL PAYPAL DONATIONS GO THROUGH US-BASED 501C3 GOTWO INTERNATIONAL

IN PERSON
AT ZEAL

VIA CASH OR CHEQUE IN ‘GIVING BOXES’ AT ZEAL EVENTS

3 REASONS
TO GIVE

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34)

God doesn’t need our money. He desires our hearts. And our money is linked to our hearts. Opposition to tithing often flows out of a selfish, corrupt heart. We offer partial surrender to God while trying to hold onto "our" money. Tithing opens and unites our heart to His. It’s a gift that helps us grow into His likeness. It’s not something we ‘have’ to do. It is something we ‘get’ to do.

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Tithing isn’t the finish line in Christian financial management. It’s the starting line. The more we tithe obediently and faithfully, the more we build the giving muscle and the more God changes us, transforming our hearts.

God is the rightful owner of everything. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. Any money we have is God’s money, not ours. We are just managers, stewards and caretakers of the money. Tithing is not giving God money, it’s giving back what was His to begin with. It wasn’t put in place for God’s benefit but for ours. It helps us keep our priorities straight and reminds us that we don’t own anything in this life. We don’t give to get but God is a good God and even blesses us with more if we are good managers of what we already have.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19 – 20)
What better way to invest the money God has given you to manage than to use it to invest in your eternal life and to advance God’s kingdom here on earth. Don’t be a hoarder. Be the smartest type of investor in the world. The kind that invests in eternity.

Tithing Q & A

What is tithing?

A tithe—which just means “tenth”—is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to God by giving back to your local church.

Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.

Bringing our tithes is an opportunity for us to give God our thanks, show God we trust Him, and fight against greed in our hearts, all while allowing us to be a part of the most important work in life that is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Do I give 10% of my income before or after taxes?
And do I factor in income from side hustles?

Ask yourself if you would like God to bless your gross income (income before taxes) or net income (income after taxes). Tithing is about giving God your best and first 10% — so it would ideally be putting Him above your taxes and giving 10% of your gross income.

As for your side hustle, the 10% you give should come from your entire income. So, yes you would give the first 10% of any new money coming in from side hustles as well.

What’s the difference between tithes and offerings?

Tithing is obedience.
An offering is generosity.
A tithe is a specific amount — 10% of your income — that you give first and an offering is anything extra that you give beyond that.

Can I set up recurring giving?

Yes! You can set up monthly recurring gifts online via PayPal or through your personal bank via bank transfer.

Is my giving tax deductible?

Yes.

In Jamaica: Your giving is tax deductible, as ZEAL Ministries Limited is a charitable Jamaican organization. You can request documentation for your giving at any time.

In the USA: Your giving via PayPal is also tax deductible, as all donations are made through 501C3 GoTWO International.

Where does my giving go?)

All resources go directly into the ministry of ZEAL Jamaica and are used to grow the Kingdom of God.