Proportional giving means that your gift is in proportion to your income. You give a certain percentage of your annual gross income as a gift.
The Bible defines the concept of a “tithe” – to give back to God one-tenth (10%) of what we have received from God.
For families on fixed income or families with children still in the school age, 10% may be a bar too high to reach.
Start thinking about your commitment to proportional giving with a small step: Promise to give two percent each year, or three and then grow towards the tithe level as you feel comfortable doing so.
The important point is that the Biblical notion of proportionality is the ultimately fair way of giving. You pledge and give in proportion to what you have or make.