LIVING GENEROUSLY ISN'T ABOUT MONEY. IT'S ABOUT TRANSFORMATION.
There's only one place in the Bible where God told his followers to test him. In the book of Malachi, when teaching about generosity, God said, "Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven." But it's not about the money. When it comes to our finances, what God really wants from us is our hearts and our trust. Your generosity changes lives—we see Jesus' transforming power at work every day through healed families, restored faith, and stronger communities. But it also changes your life. When we put God above material things, we declare our trust and faith in him and invite his blessings into our lives.
LIVING GENEROUSLY ISN'T A TRANSACTION. IT'S A RELATIONSHIP.
The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving: the tithe. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. But it's not about the transaction—it's about putting our relationship with God above everything else. Tithing is the foundation of our giving—an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for God and others.
LIVING GENEROUSLY ISN'T A ONE-TIME THING. IT'S A LIFESTYLE.
God has called us to live generously. We do this when we respond to God by supporting the needs of the church, community and world—when we serve others and share our time, talents and finances. We do this when we pray for people, show love, and live each day with God's wisdom. We do this by celebrating what God is doing—in our church and in the lives of others.