Inspirational Inspiring stories about the results of giving meant to encourage generosity throughout the year.

Water From Another Time

Visualize an old, rusty water pump handle from earlier times. Use your creative juices to think of all of the water that comes as a result...

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A Pez for God

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one...

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Leadership Survival Guide: Lower Greed and Increase Generosity

Most nonprofit and ministry leaders cannot engage in perilous conversations about topics like biblical stewardship, generosity, and even...

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Stronger Together: Generosity in Grief

Count your blessings.  Within the last few weeks, there have been three deaths that hit close to home.  A dear sorority sister buried her...

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Embracing the Stewardship of Tears

Many children are taught that crying is a sign of weakness.  I am so thankful for rarely hearing anyone tell me that shedding tears was a...

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Generosity and Faith: The Connecting Thread

Recently the Barna Group and Thrivent Financial partnered to produce a study called The Generosity Gap, which explores attitudes,...

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The One Question that Gets to the Heart of Legacy Giving

Asset-based legacy giving is an essential part of fully funding your mission. The foundation for a fundraising strategy that cultivates...

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How to Transform Generosity Into a Way of Life

We’re living in an age of connectedness. From offerings like Airbnb to Indiegogo, Americans are actively creating new ways to combine our...

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Embrace the Empowerment of Thoughtless Giving

Most of us believe we are natural born givers. We are motivated by dreams of a world where everyone has enough to eat and a warm safe,...

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(Part 1) Pathways to Generosity

Does your congregation struggle to explain, model or implement a “culture of generosity?” Many find that all of the talk about...

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