Measuring Your Generosity? Look No Further Than Your Relationships

Measuring Your Generosity? Look No Further Than Your Relationships

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Measuring generosity is a complex matter for many North Americans. However, no generosity audit is complete without giving attention to relationships. Biblical texts speak plainly about how generosity should be built on healthy, caring relationships, including one of the most well-known: “If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor. 13:3, NRSV). Here are some relationships to consider. With Creation The vast complexity, variety, and beauty of creation is the measure of God’s generosity to us. The Rev. Canon Carla Valentine Pryne describes our Creator as a generous God who can “make a forest out of a few seeds, a planet out of breath and song.” As a daily recipient…
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New Issue of Giving Magazine Focuses on Stewardship and Relationships

New Issue of Giving Magazine Focuses on Stewardship and Relationships

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The newest issue of the Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation Magazine focuses on the connection between stewardship and relationships. Many North Americans view stewardship of their resources as a complex matter. However, the task of stewarding relationships can be just as challenging. Biblical texts speak plainly about what our discipleship should look like regarding our generosity and our relationships, including one of the most well-known: “If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor. 13:3). Giving Magazine volume 21, no. 2 writers are from a variety of Christian denominations and represent decades of study and experience. Their articles provide thoughtful, practical, and inspirational content about a rich tapestry…
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