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Leaders Learn About Whole-Life Generosity in Cambodia

March 20, 2020
Earlier this year, Patrick Johnson and Ray Zuercher traveled to southeast Asia just ahead of what would become the Coronavirus pandemic. They were invited by LeaderSource, an international church leadership network, to attend their conference in Cambodia as trainers. The goal was to train international leaders in discipleship related to Biblical generosity. LeaderSource had 40 leaders from 20 different countries in ... read full post

The Generosity Tension Between Obedience and the Heart

March 9, 2020
Question: Do you feel a tension between responding to God out of obedience and responding to God out of love? If so, describe where it emerges in your life experience. In this clip: Daniel Grothe, Friday Night Lead Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, shares the contrast between giving in obedience at the expense of giving with the heart. Question: What is the connection between giving out of obedience ... read full post

GenerousChurch Global Outreach Update

February 4, 2020
Recently, GenerousChurch has been given two opportunities to share the freedom of whole-life generosity with fellow believers across the world. Here’s an update. Liberia, West Africa Recently, GenerousChurch staff members spent 10 days living and serving in a remote part of Liberia, West Africa. Whether it’s travelling globally or across the room where you live and work each day, the message of Biblical, ... read full post

The Paradox of Generosity in our Brokenness

February 4, 2020
Question: How has your generosity been thwarted in the past by the belief that you're too broken to be used by God? In this clip: Elisa Morgan of M.O.P.S. reminds us that God uses broken vessels as part of His infinite generosity, and we are no different. Question: What scars are you carrying today that could be used by God to bless someone else in their brokenness? ----------------------------------A 2017 survey ... read full post

Provoking Provocative Questions with our Generosity

January 6, 2020
Question: How are you interacting with "new people" in your world, living in ways that align with the gospel and provoke questions from those who don't know Jesus? In this clip: Pastor Jon Tyson asks us what would happen if we had a provocative vision to generously share our lives. Question: As we begin 2020, what decisions can you make to live a provocatively generous ... read full post

Trusting Jesus with Your Generosity - Read and Watch

December 11, 2019
Question: When you think of someone who exemplifies generosity, does God come to mind? If so, in what ways do you see God as generous? In this clip: Author Lysa TerKeurst shares a part of her growth in Christ that came through a funny and meaningful family experience of learning to give generously to Jesus one Christmas. Question: In her story, Lysa connects generosity to learning how to trust Jesus. From your ... read full post

How to Embrace the Daily Adventure of Generosity

November 26, 2019
Question: When you hear the word “mission” used, what comes to mind for you? Being a missionary in another land? Serving God in some difficult context? Doing something for Jesus that’s uncomfortable? Watch this video clip of John Ortberg as he offers a definition of “mission” and unpacks its relevance to our lives today. Question: What is your response to John Ortberg defining ... read full post

Our Generosity Checklist for Relational Discipleship

October 21, 2019
Question: When Christians use the word “discipleship”, what is it often referring to? Church programs? A list of things to do? Watch Pastor Albert Tate speak about the difference between a transactional and a relational approach to discipleship: Question: What has been your own experience of discipleship? Has it been more transactional or relational? In the video, Albert uses his shopping experiences ... read full post

Gospel Economics as a Kingdom Expansion Strategy - Read and Watch

September 6, 2019
You’ve probably heard the saying that “It takes money to make money.” What if the conventional wisdom of our culture is different from the reality of God’s kingdom? In other words, is there such a thing as gospel economics? Let’s consider two aspects. The Aspect of Grace Pastor Jeff Manion expresses a captivation by God’s grace seizing our discipline of consistent, faithful giving. ... read full post

Countercultural Church Generosity in Today’s Culture - Read and Watch

August 7, 2019
Question: When people think of the church today, what often comes to mind? Watch Tim Keller speak about the countercultural nature of the early church in Acts 2 and 4.Tim Keller says that the announcement of Jesus’ resurrection resulted in the early church becoming “a city within a city—of love and service, not power and exploitation.” Question: How might love and service be countercultural in ... read full post
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