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Ways to be Generous

We’re told throughout Scripture and the life of the Early Church that we need to be generous. We’ll talk about that a little lower down. For now our question for you is:

How can we help you be generous?

Give of your time and skills

Listen, there are people all around you that can use your help. This is also true in the church. We try to make it easy for people to find their fit. has links to ministry opportunities that we keep updated.

Give of your finances

Here are some ways we try to make it easy for you to give financially.

  1. You can give in offering on Sunday. If you do in cheque or cash, please use the envelopes so we can receipt you.
  2. You can give via debit or credit card on Sunday. Again, if you do, please use the envelopes provided. It helps us help you.
  3. You can give online anytime here

People ask us what’s the best way for us to receive money. The electronic way that doesn’t cost us anything is for you to e-transfer it to us. If you know how to do this with your bank, you can send it to donate @ (with no spaces before and after the @)

3 questions to grow my generosity

Generosity, gratitude and growth are game changers in this walk we’re on.  They are connected.  We need to want to grow before we become more generous or have more gratitude. The more gratitude we have the more generous we’ll be.  Generosity flows from gratitude. 

God is generous towards us. He has filled the world with His abundance. His grace knows no limit. His righteousness endures forever. 

We are to be like our Father who sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous. Our generosity of time and finances reflect his generosity to us. 

So how do we grow our generosity. Here are three reflective questions to help you do just that.  

Print off a copy of these questions and keep it by your bed so it’s the first thing you see every morning. 

Ask yourself these questions and contemplate them as you start your day. 

Do it for 62 days. After that it should become a habit. 

1. Who can I serve today?

2. What are three things I feel thankful for today?

3. How can I be generous today?

Unpacking the questions

1.  Adam Grant in his book called “Give and Take” states people who help others out consistently not only feel happier, but are actually more successful. We encourage you to bless 3 people a week. It could take 5 minutes or an hour. There are measurable benefits to service that you don’t want to miss. 

2. Feel the thankfulness. That’s the key for us to grow. Don’t do a rote list of things you should be thankful for.  What do you FEEL thankful for? Take some time to feel it and appreciate it. 

3. Generosity can be in our time and finances. Maybe you want to be a better tipper. Perhaps you want to be fully present in the time you spend with your family. Maybe there’s opportunity you haven’t thought of before? 

One Warning

Jesus said we can’t do our good deeds to be noticed by others. Our motives matter in the Kingdom. Be sure you’re being generous to bless other people, not to make a name for yourself. If you do that latter, Jesus said that will be the only reward you get. 

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get.  But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.  Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Matthew 6:1-4 (NLT)

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