WEBINAR: Giving, Stewardship & Generosity - Shared screen with speaker view
Thank you, Laura! Common Sense Investing webinar will be on Thursday, March 25 at 11am, presented by C2FM and the MU Center for Economic and Financial Education... email coming soon!
Deuteronomy 8:18..You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
I agree. Generosity to me means giving selflessly, over and above. I like "lavishness!"
On a tight budget, 10% could be.
Wouldn’t it be relative to what a person is truly able to give?
Yes. Considering the average Americans give 2-3% of their annual income, 10% is MOST generous. Generous giving is giving FROM THE HEART, regardless of size.
Generosity is one of my strengths in StrengthsFinder. I get so frustrated when I have members of the congregation who give NOTHING at all even though they have the means.
But if someone makes 1 million and gives 100k, wouldn’t they truly be able to give more?
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.[a] 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings [b]for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” Luke 21:1-4
I think of "generosity" as a quality that should continue to evolve over time, or we are not growing.
Doesn't our giving go beyond just money? Our commitment when we join the church is presence, gifts, time talents, witness.
The Widow's Might - two coins.
Tithing is the scripturally prescribed level giving that fulfills our personal commitment to the covenant established with God. If we tithe and support the wise usage of our resources, then we are "Good Stewards". Going beyond the tithe is evidence of our complete commitment to our relationship with God.
Maybe a little off topic, but what resources would you recommend small churches to use when transitioning to online giving? We are just making this transition and there are so many options. PayPal? Vanco?
Great conversation! and because language is important, why do we call it the "offering plate" and not the "tithe and offering plate"? really a rhetorical question...
Vanco is working great for my two smaller churches.
Is it possible to get the slides emailed to us?
We started with Pushpay at Camdenton UMC but we have not used the "push" portion of what they offer, so we will be going with another service that concentrates on the credit card processing and bank transfers without the expensive extras.
So appreciate this hour's webinar. Great ideas to share with my congregations.
Thank you, Joel!!
Thank you for this, Joel and Laura!
Thank You Joel!
We won't be using pushpay! Yikes!
We have been looking closely at Vanco, but wondered what everyone else is using.
Thank you, Laura!