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Bigger than Gifts and Buildings By Gary G. Hoag

What Could be Bigger than Gifts and Buildings? Did you know that the Holy Week teachings of Jesus, which are often described as “the Olivet Discourse,” were prompted by some disciples who were celebrating the magnificence of the temple buildings and their elaborate decor fueled by donations? Ironically, this took place immediately after Jesus downplayed…

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Timeless Generosity Meets Modern Giving Solutions by Ray Gary

The Power of Modern Giving Solutions to Unlock Generosity As Christians and leaders, we’re steeped in the belief that giving to those around us and to the world at large is essential. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of…

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Christian Generosity and God’s Money By Clark Dickerson

Why Christians Are Not More Generous with God’s Money I met a couple whose children attended a Christian school that was in the middle of a multi-million dollar capital campaign to raise funds for a new campus.  The purpose of our meeting was to discuss their financial involvement in the campaign. Upon entering their 20,000…

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Get Ready for a Revolution of Generosity By Rich Haynie

Join the Revolution! Each of us on the OC Stewardship Ministries Team has chosen to be involved in what we call, “a revolution in generosity”. The US citizen has contributed 2-3% annually to charity overour 200+ years of existence. To improve this, we believe that a movement must take place with our partners; that we…

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How to Beat Pride in Giving By John Rinehart

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving In scripture we often see the contract between pride and humility. Someday in the hallways of heaven, I believe Nebuchadnezzar and Mary will meet. The man who built Babylon and its famous hanging gardens will run into the woman spoken of across millennia as “a virgin pledged to…

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Re-Focused Generosity By Patrick Johnson

Re-Focused Generosity: Mirroring Our Father’s Heart Do you remember what generosity feels like to give a child an unexpected gift? I love recalling when I’ve been sidelined by my love for my children…a meaningful “way-past-my-bedtime” phone call with one in college or a “dad’s-gone nuts-and-mom-may-kill-him” giant sticky ice cream cone before dinner are gifts that…

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Live Out Generosity By Cindy Finley

  The Seven “Cs: to Help You Live Out Generosity The season of generosity is upon us! And many of you know the statistics: Nearly one-third of all giving occurs in December. 28% of nonprofits raise between 26 and 50% of their annual funds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. 12% of all giving happens…

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Next Generation Impact by Peter Low

To the Next Generation of Kingdom Builders Next generation, when you were young, you dreamed of the impact that you would have. The battles you would overcome, the triumphs to be celebrated, the inspiration you would provide. The legacy you would leave. You were fueled with the deep-down knowledge, that you (specifically you), had a…

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Rich and Poor By Cameron Doolittle

How do we make sure that we do not honor the rich over the poor? Two Meetings, Two Perspectives In one week in Jakarta, I had two meetings: one with an Indonesian ministry leader, and one with an American lawyer. One kept asking for a grant and wouldn’t take no for an answer. The other…

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Work and Earning By Wes Willmer

How do we see work and earning in the bigger picture of our Christian faith? The world’s advice on earning leads you to disaster. It erodes your character and pillages your relationships. You fall into the trap of loving money and using people to accomplish your purposes. There’s a higher road you can take. I…

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