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Biblical Generosity

  1. 1. Generosity Movement Inc.<br />Helping Christians Worldwide to discover and apply the Biblical message of generosity<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Scripture<br />For God so loved the world he GAVE<br />For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.<br />Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy….but store up treasures in heaven.<br />The Lord Jesus himself said, “it is more blessed to give than receive”<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What biblical Generosity is…<br />Generosity is an integral part of the Gospel<br />God has provided all the resources to do all He desires to do<br />We are called to be stewards – God does not need our money or efforts, but He generously wants to include us in His work<br />Generosity is at the heart of discipleship and draws us closer to God<br />Real Generosity is a complete heart change that results in “experiencing life that is truly life”<br />God is more interested in the HEART of the believer than He is in the POCKETBOOK<br />To live Generously requires a life of faith and dependence upon God…God then takes what little we have and leverages it<br />God is glorified when we give sacrificially<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Why a Generosity Movement?<br />Times of great growth in the church are accompanied by significant movements of prayer and generosity<br />Emperor Julian in bemoaning the rise of Christianity and the radical generosity of the early, rapidly growing church. “they support their poor in addition to our own”<br />With Christian giving at 2.4%, and against a backdrop of 1,700 Bible verses on stewardship, we have a discipleship problem<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Why a Generosity Movement?<br />God is not glorified, people are not fulfilled and the gospel is not proclaimed when His people are “being made rich in every way,” but not “generous on every occasion.” (2 Cor. 9:11)<br />Our culture of consumerism has infiltrated the church and crippled Christ-followers’ ability to give and be generous<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Vision<br />It’s 2025:<br />Christ followers have been transformed in their faith as they understand why to give from the transforming Biblical message of generosity from their discipleship in school, through para-church ministries, through pop culture and from the pulpit. <br />Christians understand the principles of how to give in such a way that their helping does not do harm to the giver or the recipient. <br />Christ followers have a multitude of options to personalize where they give and use their skills, entering in to relationships with their “neighbors” around the world through travel, virtual gaming type experiences, giving portals and multimedia. <br />Christ followers are so engaged in their giving that the blessing that flows in both directions blurs the line between giving and receiving. All are giving and receiving.<br />The Gospel is brought to the ends of the earth, Widows and Orphans are Cared for, Christians are known for their radical generosity that is demonstrably different from the rest of society and the Church grows rapidly (just as in the days of the early Church<br />All of this is done in a way that is a testament to the wonderful first gift of God that inspires believers and non-believers alike as it brings glory to the One who gave first.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. The Movement<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Generosity Champions(the core of the Generosity movement)<br />Generosity Champions believe that generous giving is at the heart of the Gospel message, and that followers’ lives and relationships to God can be completely transformed as they discover the joy of giving. <br />GMI seeks to support Generosity Champions (both individuals and ministries) by providing resources, content and community<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Generosity Inc. Structure<br />How it works<br />Provide Resources, Content and Community to:<br />generosity champions worldwide<br />Focus on the ministries that have Generosity at their core (e.g. International Steward), and multi faceted discipleship ministries that see generosity as a key focus<br />Individual questions of “why”, “where”, and “how” give.<br />Utilize new technologies to engage broader audiences and the younger generation<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Generosity Inc. Structure<br />Who<br />A small, committed group of behind the scenes advocates helping to catalyze and support a worldwide movement of generosity within and from the church.<br />US: David Wills, Daryl Heald, Henry Kaestner, Todd Peterson and a small support staff<br />International: Ram Gidoomal and SasConradie<br />Charter, mandate from Lausanne and WEA together with distribution partnership.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Generosity Inc. Structure<br />What<br />Community Influence Model <br />assisting believers in living generously within geographic community: DurhamCares is the prototype<br />Prayer & Fasting – there is much prayer for the work of the ministry, but little of that goes toward those who are funding the work.<br />Media – GMI will continue to create productions exhorting Generosity at all levels.<br />Theology/Constitution/Declaration – this arena will focus on assuring that there is a common theology and language across the entire platform. This program is currently working closely with the RMWG of Lausanne to craft a Declaration Statement.<br />GMI Research and Mapping – this arena will help facilitate research and mapping that will allow the global movement to move forward more wisely, faster and farther. <br />Technology – utilize new technologies to engage broader audiences and the younger generation<br />Ideation, Incubation and Acceleration of entities working in generosity.<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Show Graphics that demonstrate:<br />Equipping Giving Champions internationally (Global Generosity Network)<br />The potential (if Christians gave 1% more, etc etc)<br />Good to show Lausanne and WEA Distribution Networks<br />Serving those who influence givers and recipients (Strategic Generosity Partnerships…ministries engaged in the GM space)<br />Serving Givers<br />Developing Content<br />Serving Recipients<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Resources<br />Resources<br />Training….Enabling, Empowering and Equipping Generosity Champions worldwide<br />Communication: Messaging and Branding for the movement <br />Theological Grounding: Generosity Declaration (hotlink)<br />Research and Mapping…measuring baseline and progress<br />Equipping Ministries that do Local Community Engagement (e.g.<br />Ideation, Incubation and Acceleration for giving initiatives to include actionable programs<br />Resource Development: matching Generosity Champions with financial gifting with Generosity Champions with program gifting<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Resources (cont.)<br />Ideation/Incubation/Acceleration<br />Sovereign’s Wealth Fund <br />An evergreen 501c3 focused on making investments in for profit companies in Kingdom businesses (e.g. Christian Acumen Fund<br /><br /><br /><br />14<br />
  15. 15. Content<br />Training Materials….to train the trainer.<br />Small Group Curriculum<br />Programs to Educate and Inspire<br />Podcasts<br />Web based content<br />Publishing<br />NIV Stewardship Study Bible<br />Translation of Treasure Principle etc.<br />Multimedia Content…<br />e.g. videos on<br />SHOW SCREEN SHOTS<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Community<br />Communication<br />Online Community<br />Sherpa Travel Experiences<br />SHOW SCREEN SHOTS of WorldWideOpen, GiveToGenerosity, <br />16<br />
  17. 17. Potential campaigns<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Zero Campaign<br />Bringing those things to Zero that would please God if they were Zero<br />Zero people groups unengaged<br />Zero people groups without clean water<br />Zero people groups living in abject poverty<br />Zero people groups unreached<br />Zero people groups with children dying of malaria<br />Etc<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Supplemental Slides<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Budget<br />Insert Table with Full Time Employment<br />Salaries and Benefits:<br />Total Expenses<br />Show Existing Contributions<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Organizations in the Movement<br />WEA<br />Lausanne<br />NCF<br />Ministry Spotlight<br />Giving Wisely<br />Generous Church<br />International Steward<br />Etc<br />etc<br />21<br />