Q. A member of a local church has been given an opportunity to work abroad. In order to maintain his spiritual life, he attends services and gets involved in the activities of the current church (abroad). The member is somewhat confused because both churches (the local and the current church) state that they are in need of his tithes to support the ministry. Where should he tithe? To the present church (abroad) that he attends or to his previous church (local)?
A. Neither church has any priority claim to this man’s tithe, and their presumption that they do is at the very least manipulative. If the tithe of a single member is necessary to continue the ministry then they have problems that more money won’t solve. Any member is free to invest any or all of his tithe where ever the Lord leads him to do so and it’s nobody else’s business.