At Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), giving generously is a matter of identity, gratitude, and impact.
First, giving is a matter of our identity. We are created in the image of God who is exceedingly good and generous. As we give, we fulfill a deep truth of our identity and purpose as children of God. Because giving is what we were created to do, being a generous giver is the way to live a full and meaningful life.
Second, giving is a matter of gratitude. Giving generously is a way to thank God for all the blessings we have received: our individual lives; the loved ones around us; our time, talent, and treasure; the forgiveness of our sins; and the promise of resurrection to eternal life. We express our gratitude by loving God and neighbor, following Christ’s teachings, and generously sharing from what God has given us.
Third, giving is a matter of impact. Jesus told us to make disciples, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and seek justice for the oppressed. Our generous giving makes a difference in our world for the glory and praise of God!