I strongly do not agree with the first answer. There are scriptures in the bible, especially Deuteronomy 14 that states specifically to give God your best. God should always be first in our lives. Whatever our income is, be it allowance, pay check, social security disability or SSI, retirement, pension, etc. when you receive that check, 10% must always be taken out. The church has to survive, the upkeep, stationary, etc. A chiurch conference should also be in order so that the congregation will know exactly how your tithes and offerings are being used.