And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
“A more balanced approach in cultivating and sustaining a contagious generosity culture in a church, an approach through which the church understands itself mission oriented by nature just as much as it is generous by nature. Where mission awareness, mission education and generous giving become part of the same process, the church will better understand where to give to and generosity will become really exciting as people see how God uses their giving to take the gospel where it has not yet been heard.”
Sas Conradie in “Contagious Generosity – Towards Creating a Culture of Generosity” in Evangelical Review of Theology 37.1 (2013):17.
Sas is a friend and brother based with Tearfund in the UK and working primarily in Africa. He is spot on in noting that contagious generosity will flow not so much on helping your church focus on giving as helping them be mission oriented in this living, giving, serving, and loving.
When we are mission oriented in our stewardship then we live every day with a purpose. We use all we are and all we have to accomplish God’s purposes. What about you and your church? Are you mission oriented in your stewardship? Are you focused on doing what is good?
I returned home from Guatemala late last night. The meetings exceeded expectations. Christ was with us, guided and blessed. The standards that are starting to build trust and grow giving in Guatemala will spread to Latin America. More on that in the days to come.
For now, let’s all focus locally, doing good right where we are.