Difference Between Tithes And Offerings



There were two deposits made to my personal account:



I assume that the $B is the tithe to LEM that you told me you were sending, so we will transfer that amount to the LEM account.

Is the $A a love offering for me? If not, please let XXX know how you want this amount applied.


God bless you.

Sheila R. Vitale,

Pastor, Teacher & Founder

Living Epistles Ministries

Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:43 PM

To: PastorS.Vitale

Subject: Re: your donations


Hi Pastor Vitale,

I intended the 2 payments to be for you, they are tithes and offering this is what I believe that the Lord wanted me to do. Is there any reason why you transferred it to Lem?




From: PastorS.Vitale

Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 4:28 PM

Subject: RE: Re: your donations



Tithes are $10% of your gross income (before taxes). All tithes go to the Ministry.


Offerings go to the Ministry also, unless they are specifically marked as a love offering for pastor.


It is not lawful to give me a part of the 10% tithe of your gross income as a love offering.


All offerings, free-will offerings (no particular reason), first-fruits offerings (the first tithe on a new venture - this is in addition to the general tithe. So, the first tithe on the profit of a new venture should be 20% total) and love offerings are sums that are over and above your tithe.


I transferred the money you wired to me to the Ministry because I found an email from you that said they were tithes.


If in view of the above information, you still want some of these funds to go to me as a love offering, the only way to do this, would be to cancel the October automatic payment to LEM and send your love offering to my personal account.


I am sorry for the confusion, and sincerely appreciate your good intentions towards me.


God bless you.

Love, Pastor Vitale

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