WHERE ARE YOU IN
YOUR GIVING JOURNEY?
An Initial Giver is someone who decides to give for the first time, out of a response to God’s Word about giving. This is someone who decides to give something and trust God and the leaders of the Church with this gift.
A Consistent Giver is someone who decides to give something and to give it on a consistent basis to exercise the discipline of giving as a disciple of Jesus. Often, someone who decides to make their gift an online recurring gift will be someone who is learning the behavior of consistency. Non-online givers can be consistent givers as well of course; it just requires more discipline.
An Intentional Giver is someone who understands the pre-eminence of Christ and that He is before all things – that all things were created by Him, for Him, through Him, and to Him.
This giver places such a significant priority on their giving that it drives their spending and their saving, as opposed to their spending and saving driving their giving.
A SURRENDERED GIVER
A Surrendered Giver is someone who recognizes the power of the gospel and is surrendered to honoring God with 100% of their resources as a result. A Surrendered Giver is someone who gives in a way that changes them, in a way that reflects that the totality of their resources belong to God.
A Surrendered Giver isn’t just concerned with what they ARE giving but is more concerned with what they’re NOT giving and why, and they seek to honor God with 100% percent of what He has given them, whether that means direct monetary giving or a God-honoring use of an existing resource.
An Eternal Giver is someone who thinks about the long-term effects of generosity rather than month-to-month generosity or even year-to-year. An Eternal Giver makes decisions in light of eternity for the long term rather than earthly short term.
They think of what home they buy, what car they purchase, how much savings they choose to keep, all in relations to the impact of their generosity capacity. An Eternal Giver might be someone who has a lifetime giving goal which governs their larger-ticket decisions.
Much like a Surrendered Giver makes a commitment that will govern his/her monthly and annual decisions, an Eternal Giver makes a lifetime or longer-term giving commitment that governs his/her larger-item purchases like homes, cars, investments, and the like.