Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What Should I Give?

It's a question that comes up all the time---from young and old alike. Well, let me tell you, no one at Grace Church is going to give you an amount whether in terms of time or dollars. That's something that comes from within you. It's a response. But we can give you some guidelines:

  1. Giving needs to be a THANKSgiving, glad and voluntary;
  2. After meditation and prayer on the blessings we have received;
  3. Intentional and planned (see above and below);
  4. Responsible according to the standard Jesus and the disciples have set for us;
  5. Proportionate as a percentage of income(s) and skills and time with which we have been blessed;
  6. And systematic so that it is a weekly or monthly discipline.

And finally, giving will be evident in its effects on the giver in terms of spiritual growth, deeper commitment, and, yes, once again, thankfulness. Giving does, indeed, come full circle.

The Stewardship Committee

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