Those who call APEC their “home” church regularly give a tithe to the Lord. The word “tithe” means “tenth” and it is a way of honoring God with the first 10% of our income. It enables all of us to succeed in His personal and corporate call on our lives. Tithing is one of the Lord’s tools for ushering us into a generous lifestyle.
Our benevolence ministry serves both those in our church family and those in our city (through Outreach) who are disadvantaged and in crisis situations, such as being homeless, hungry, or unable to cover basic living needs. We pray for them and assists with their needs as our donation-based budget allows.
In addition to the tithe we give general offerings to the Lord. General offerings are given above the tithe and represent free-will offerings. These special gifts are unrestricted and can be directed among ministries as the church leadership deems necessary.