“Should I pay tithes on my Social Security?”
I was recently asked this question. As a United Methodist, giving is an important part of our faith and supporting the church’s ministries is a way to live out that faith. While the church encourages tithing at 10% of our income, including social security benefits, it’s ultimately a personal decision. Each person is encouraged to prayerfully consider their responsibility in proportion to their income received from God.
Let’s continue to give as we are able and led by the Holy Spirit. Everything, including our giving habits, should be governed by our three general rules: Do good. Do no harm. Grow deeper in God. If tithing SS benefits violates those rules, don’t do it. If it helps achieve those goals, then go for it!