We give.

At 29 AND 11, we give.   And when I say give, we GIVE.  It’s one of our five core purposes here, and we intend to make good on it.  Call it tithing, donating, or volunteering (Or whatever you want) - but at the end of the day it’s at the heart of what we are doing. So let’s take a step back. 

Does the Bible say that Christians need to tithe? Tithing is an Old Testament requirement.  A tithe is a portion (10% historically) of your income that was given as an offering to your local church. (Fact of the day: The word tithe literally means tenth in Hebrew.) Because the custom of tithing is biblical, many Christians and Jews practice it as part of their faith.  In the Old Covenant tithing was required. That’s no longer the case for us as part of the New Covenant because as Paul states in Galatians 3:13 we are ‘Free from the curse of the law’.  Instead, we are called to ‘Give freely from the heart, not under any pressure’(2 Corinthians 9:7).

Here’s another fact:  Tithing isn’t a way to earn God’s love—because we already have it. In Matthew 23:23, Jesus warns against focusing too much on the rules of tithing without paying attention to the more important things like justice, mercy and faithfulness.  Bottom line?  You should be giving in some way if you can. But tithing is more of a spiritual topic than a financial one. It’s not about the money—it’s about the heart. It’s about living with the attitude that we’ve been blessed and that we want to share our blessings with others.

So, 29 AND 11 is going to give.  It might be small at first, but it will be proportional to our growth.  We’ll give to causes close to our heart and to those that we think are close to His heart.  But what we want you to know at the end of the day is this: When you wear anything from 29 AND 11, know that you are giving back.   You are sharing your blessings with others and we hope that you get a little bit of joy knowing that.

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