How Will You Respond And Be Sent?

1. Pray:

Pray that your heart would grow more generous. Let your giving be an act of faith through the leading of God in your life. Seek God through prayer so that Jesus can begin a new thing in your life as he sends you head first into the SENT vision and initiative. Worship him for the grace he sends into your life each and every day. Surrender all you are and all you have to God to be part of something bigger than yourself.

2. Reflect:

As you journey through prayer and listen we believe that God will speak to you. Use this journey and take the time to reflect on what God is saying to you. If you’re married talk together about where you sense God leading you. If you’re in different places, that’s okay. Keep praying and listening. To one another and to God. If you’re not married talk about it with some friends at church or some others you trust and value.

3. Take a BIG Sent Step:

Discipleship and stewardship go hand in hand. You can’t truly live into one without the other. As we go deeper into our relationship with God we learn what it means to put him above everything else. It’s about a journey of trust. It’s about a journey of next steps. And we don’t grow without taking steps of faith. Growing in stewardship requires trusting in Jesus and giving what he has called us to give because we value him more than anything else.

Giving Guide

Is money your God? Or is your money a tool for God’s Kingdom? There’s a big difference. The Sent journey helps our hearts, and our priorities, beat in sync with Jesus and his will for our lives. Each step of this journey represents growth in an intentional lifestyle of generosity and sacrifice built on the foundation of faith. We pray these steps will help you evaluate your spiritual growth. The Bible encourages us to grow in every area of our walk with Christ, including the grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)

Rookie Giver:

This giver is someone who decides to either give for the first time or occasionally. They’ve decided to give and trust God and the leaders of the church with this gift.

Regular Giver:

This giver has decided to give on a regular basis. This requires some amount of focus and planning to set up a recurring gift online or through a check. It honors God with a sense of consistency and shows that giving is starting to become an important part of their faith.

Relational Giver:

This giver no longer asks the question, “God, how much are you asking me to give?” They ask, “God, how much are you asking me to keep?” This posture is where Tithing starts and they release it for Kingdom work. A Relational giver makes a lifetime commitment to tithe 10% so God can help them live on the 90% that’s left. This is a relationship of trust with God. Relational giving helps govern his/her decisions on things like homes, cars, investments, purchases, etc.

Radical Giver:

This giver goes above and beyond the tithe. The radical giver asks questions like, “Does my generosity reflect the transformation Christ is making in me? Shouldn’t I be giving more to God than I give for my mortgage each month?” This is a radical and intentional choice that is “larger than anything else in their life.” This means they adjust every other expenditure and choice to meet that sacrifice and commitment for Jesus and his church.