The Generosity Ladder
Who: Someone who has not yet given to Grace Community Church. This is the first step toward inviting God to be a part of your finances and becoming someone who invests their finances where they will have an eternal impact for God’s glory.
How: To become an initial giver, consider making your first gift to Grace Community Church.
Who: Someone who is a regular giver, giving many times through recurring payments online. Consistent givers start to think of their giving in the same way they would about other expenses in their budget that are paid regardless of seasons of feast or famine. To provide more clarity, we’ve classified this as someone who makes six or more gifts per year. To become a consistent giver, consider:
Make a Budget
Who: Intentional givers think about their giving in relation to other things they spend their money on. They consider a percentage or amount they want to consciously grow in their generosity. Intentional givers look at their budget and consider how their giving reflects their view of God and commitment to build his Kingdom. To become an intentional giver, consider:
Make it a Priority
Choose a Percentage
Who: Someone who is no longer thinking, “What am I supposed to give?” but rather “What am I not giving and why?” This person is less concerned about the 10 or 15 percent and more concerned about the 90 or 85 percent. Sacrificial givers decide to make changes that cost them something in their lifestyle. To become a sacrificial giver, consider:
Release it to God
Does it Cost You?
Consider Other Resources
Who: Legacy givers are thinking past this year and moving toward long-term impact for their local church, their family, and eternity. They make decisions in the short-term that have longer-term effects on their giving capacity. Legacy givers consider the impact that every personal asset has on their ability to be generous. This person is no longer asking the question, “God, how much are you asking me to give?” Instead, this person is asking, “God, how much are you asking me to keep?” To become a legacy giver, consider: