Generous Giving

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Generous Giving

Generous Giving
In the generous giving, or tithing, mark of discipleship the difference between a membership church and a discipleship church is often most clearly seen.  In a membership church, giving can often become akin to paying membership dues and expecting certain services in return.  But in a discipleship church, tithing is done with joy and thanksgiving.  Tithing is a way of keeping our focus on the fact that all that we have comes from God.  It also serves to remind us that we must keep things in perspective and understand what is truly important in life.

 

What is God up to?
God cares for God’s people by ‘stewarding” or giving away Jesus to the world. The distinguishing mark of a Christian steward is not accumulation. The distinguishing mark is giving away.

What are we up to?
As disciples, we are called to marshaling all of our resources to creatively, relentlessly, and joyously give away Jesus to the world. This includes how we accumulate, invest, and spend these resources.

2012 Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool.