We believe that God owns all and that He calls believers to be generous, sacrificial givers (2 Corinthians 8-9). However, we do not believe that the tithe, as under Old Covenant, is mandatory for today. The tithe might be a good starting point (Jesus typically challenged his hearers to go above and beyond the O.T. Law---see Matthew 5-7) but we do not believe tithing is a New Covenant command. At MVCC, pastors and elders are not granted access to find out how much people give. Moreover, we typically avoid "fundraising", preferring to rely on the faithful, generous, freewill, and secret giving of God's people to support the ministry of the church.