“Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to store it.” Malachi 3:10

Join us in taking the Challenge

Tithing – giving 10% of our income back to God – is understanding that everything we have is a gift from God, and trusting God when He asks us to live on 90%.

One way that Ward Church encourages you to honor God in this area of your life is by committing to tithe over the next 3 months through the 90-Day Tithe Challenge. This journey is all about trusting God with His plan for our lives. Not only will thousands of Ward friends experience God’s faithfulness, but thousands of people around the world will be blessed because of your generosity. Please prayerfully consider your response.

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If you tithe for three months and don’t see God’s blessings in your life, we will refund 100% of your tithe.



What is a Tithe Challenge?

Countless people experience God’s blessings when they tithe, but often the first step is the hardest one to take. That’s why we created the 90-Day Tithe Challenge based on Malachi 3:10 that reads “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse . . . test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to store it.”

Here’s the challenge: Put God first in your finances for the next 90 days by giving 10% of your finances to God’s kingdom through the local church.

What is a tithe?

A tithe is the Biblical concept of giving away 10% of your income, an idea that was instituted thousands of years ago as a way to thank and worship God (Deuteronomy 14:22). In ancient times the tithe was a portion of crops and herds, but the principle still holds true today. Everything you have comes from God, and returning at least 10% of it to continue God’s work in the world is an act of acknowledging where it came from, what it is for, and remembering who owns it.

How do I start tithing today?

  1. Calculate 10% of your income. (Calculate 10% of your paycheck, and each time you get paid, give 10% of your paycheck to the work of Christ at Ward.)
  2. Set up a recurring gift through our website or our mobile app. This is the easiest and fastest way to ensure you’re keeping up with the challenge.

By contributing automatically and electronically, you are contributing the “first fruits” of your income (2 Chronicles 31:4-5). You can also give by writing a check and dropping it in the weekend offering. Cash giving is also acceptable; however you must put your cash in a sealed envelope with your name and contact information on the envelope in order for us to know that it’s from you.

You may also choose to use your online banking bill pay option through your bank or credit union. This is super simple: log-in to your online banking system and set up ‘Ward Church’ as the payee; use the address 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI, 48168, phone 248.374.7400.

Any way you decide to give, we’ll record your gift and send you a contribution statement at year-end for charitable deduction purposes.

When can I start the tithe challenge?

You can start the 90-day Tithe Challenge at any time. Just let us know you’re in by filling out the online form.

Is there someone who can help me set up my recurring gift online?

Sure! Give Barry McKenna a call at 248.374.5959 and he will be happy to explain the process and walk you through it.  You can also call him with any other questions you might have about the Tithe Challenge.


Tell us you’ve accepted the challenge by filling out the form.



Then, give 10% of your income for 90 consecutive days.