Giving unto the Lord can be divided into two main categories: tithes and offerings

The word "tithe" is derived from the Hebrew word maâaser, meaning one tenth. God is generous, not greedy; he does not need our money. The Bible tells us that God "owns the cattle on a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10). The tithe is for our sake, to demonstrate to the Lord that what we have is truly His anyway so we worship the Lord by giving a percentage back to Him for His purposes. As with all areas of worship, we don't have to do this to honor God--we get to do this! In Malachi 3:10-11 God says, "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house." The 'storehouse' is the Old Testament picture of the New Testament church. The tithe is to help further the Great Commission through the ministries of the local church.   

When we give over and above our tithe, this is called an "offering." God's Word tells us in Proverbs 3:9-10 to "honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops and then your barns will be filled with overflowing." As we trust God with our finances and honor Him with our first fruits, the blessings of God follow. "But just as you excel in everything...see that you also excel in this grace of giving." (2 Corinthians 8:7)

It is important to keep in mind that the act of giving alone does not bring honor to God; He is after our hearts. If we give begrudgingly or with any other motive than to glorify God, it would be better if we did not give at all. "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)

You can give in person during our Sunday morning services and online (click below). 

When giving to missions, be sure to specify which ministry you wish to support. 

Thank you!

Other ways to donate

Did you know that you can give to The Well while shopping for gifts or groceries?

Kroger Community Rewards Program
"Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.

Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!"

Sign into your Kroger account online and select Community Rewards. Choose your charitable donation to go towards The Well Church (code: 10560). As you shop, the community rewards will accumulate and The Well will receive a quarterly percentage! IT'S THAT SIMPLE! 

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To support charity, always shop at (shopping Amazon does not automatically sign you into Amazon Smile; follow these steps below).

Try these 2 easy ways to start with a smile. Learn about AmazonSmile:

Bookmark AmazonSmile while logged into your Amazon account by pressing Control B on your keyboard.
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to

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Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to

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There are a lot of charities with the name "The Well," ours listed as a charity in Mt. Clemens.