THE GENEROSITY CHALLENGE
Always Be Generous—The Generosity Challenge
You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous, and when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
Experience God’s surprising nudges to be generous – and do what seems impossible.
Do your loved ones know how generous you are?
It is easy for the significance of giving to be invisible to one another. Research shows we learn sound financial health and generosity when we see each other model this as a priority in our lives.
Does each person in your household know how you are generous with what you have been given?
Who are the models of generosity for you?
How can we live a life of intentional generosity in response to God’s love for us?
You and your loved ones are invited to a month of challenges that crosses all generations and focuses on equipping households to always be generous.
The Generosity Challenge is coming to All Saints!
Starting October 19/20th, our Always Be Generous theme will begin. Each week for the next month, you are invited to join in with other members of All Saints to grow in generosity through each of the challenges.
Challenge #1 – October 26/27
How many books do we own? Count them. What would it mean to give away 10% or buy that many new books for others? How hard would this be to do? Who needs books? Now pray for God’s surprising nudge and end with this affirmation: I am created in the image of a generous God.
I give because I want to mirror a generous God...Amen
We will collect donations of new and used books on the weekend of October 26th. Your donations will go to the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
Challenge #2 – November 2/3
How many cans, jars and boxes of food are in our pantry? Count them. What is 10% of that number? What would it mean to give away or purchase 10% of the number of items in our cupboards? How hard would this be to do? Who suffers from being hungry? Now pray for God’s surprising nudge and end with this affirmation: God has blessed us through the abundant generosity of others.
We will joyfully share what God has provided us...Amen
We will collect your donations of non-perishable food items on the weekend of November 2nd. Your donations will go to the Desert Mission Food Bank.
Challenge #3 – November 9/10
How many pairs of socks and undies do we have? Count them. What is 10% of that number? How hard would it be to give away new socks and underwear equal to10% of the number we have? Now pray for God’s surprising nudge and end with this affirmation:
God, use us to respond joyfully to the needs of this world with our acts of generosity...Amen
We will collect your donations of new socks and underwear on the weekend of November 9th. Your donations will go to Lutheran Social Service’s outreach ministries.
Challenge #4 – November 16/17
What is 10% of your income? How hard would it be to tithe 10% or increase your giving gradually to that amount? Now pray for God’s surprising nudge and end with this affirmation: God, with you all things are possible.
Lead us and help our household grow in generosity...Amen
We will collect your 2020 All Saints Commitment cards for youth and adults on the weekend of November 16th. Your commitment will create the foundation for our 2020 ministries.
We pray that you will join us in these challenges to explore how we individually give as families of All Saints Lutheran. We also want your loved ones to know that when you take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
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