There is a difference between tithing and pledging, A tithe is specifically a pledge of 10 percent of one’s income to support God’s work in the world. Ten percent may seem daunting or even impossible. An intentional way to work towards a tithe is to begin by computing what our current pledge is, and increase giving by 1 or 2 percent each year until we reach the 10 percent goal. Some find this so easy and spiritually satisfying that they continue to increase their pledge after they have reached the tithe.
Introducing Intentional Giving, Forward Movement.