From the beginning of this nation, charitable giving has hovered around the 2-3% average of personal income. All the transactional and cultural techniques have not significantly increased our generosity for 200+ years. We need a revolution . . .a transformation for increased generosity!
Surveys validate that an understanding of the truth that God owns it all is a key factor in donation generosity. Once a person recognizes that they are a steward and that God is the owner, they tend to take more seriously the handling of resources.
Additionally, asking the “owner” for direction and guidance of the use of these resources becomes increasingly a pattern and then common place. That’s revolution . . .that’s transformation!
“Money can never become the seat of true philanthropy . . .impact and effectiveness do not define philanthropy’s width and breadth. Comprehensive friendship, love and beneficent, direct relationship (with God and our fellow man) must ever remain the foundations of the discipline.” (our development effort)
The Whole Life Offering, Eric Foley (parenthesis added)
Take part in our online course, Growing Lifelong Partners, and improve your relationships with existing and new partners! Together let’s help our partners lay up treasures in heaven and celebrate with them a revolution in generosity!