I just spent most of last week at a retreat center in northern Illinois with other stewardship leaders from around the country, brought together primarily because we use Good $ense materials to teach generosity and wise money money management at our Kingdom outposts and organizations. We heard much about generosity, how to better manage stuff and generally encouraged each other in our leadership roles to help people become more generous and ultimately release more and more resources for Kingdom work in this world.
Also, I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Bullock, a young, innovative church leader who serves as stewardship & generosity leader at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL. They're on the forefront of a movement of generosity that's taking hold in many churches across the country. It's paramount that those of us who claim to be Christ followers do some digging and wrestle with the whole issue of generosity. We need to think deeply; check out one of the 2,346 passages on money & possessions in the Bible; and then do something.
We can't sit idly by while many needs that Jesus said we should care & do something about remain unmet. Wanna be like Jesus? Giving would be a great starting point...and midway point...and ending point. Let's be more generous & let the world see.