Focus on the Why
As this year’s Generous Giving Ministry will focus on Steadfast Hope, why do you choose to give? What has this past year of pandemic life taught you about your own giving practices? Everyone has their own, personal reasons for why they give, or times when they can’t give. Wherever you are in your giving journey, focus on your why. Here are some ideas to help you think about your why:
- It’s where I experience the transforming presence of God.
- It’s where I am reminded of who God is and who God calls me to be.
- I just feel good as part of the church! I look around and think “This is the way the world should be.”
- It’s the only community I know where different generations come together.
- Sure, I can be spiritual at home or on the beach, but I also need community. For me, Christianity is a we thing more than a me thing.
- I really need Jesus in my life and these people show me who he is and how to follow him.
- The church community makes me a better person, and together we are making the world a better place.
- We need more sacred beauty in the world, and the church makes beauty to share.
- The music, the message, the people, it’s all about God’s justice and unconditional love.
- It’s fun! I love being part of the church and seeing it thrive.
- My giving is used to help others in the community.
What is your “why”?
Thank you for all who continue to steadfastly give to our church and have abundant hope for what’s on the horizon. As always, the folks on the Generous Giving Ministry want to hear why you give.
The Generous Giving Ministry
(article adapted from “On Giving” Stillspeaking Writers’ Group, 2020 United Church of Christ and Faith+Lead Luther Seminary Newsletter, June 15, 2021)