Just as some people are more generous than others, so are some churches. This week I’ll talk about three ways people and churches can give:
1) The spontaneous giver
2) The strategic giver
3) The sacrificial giver
Let’s start with spontaneous. Many people and churches often give spontaneously.
(Giving spontaneously is an important way to give. But if it is the only way we give, it will drastically limit our ability to give.)
- The Good Samaritan spontaneously met the needs of the wounded man. (Luke 10:35)
- A young boy spontaneously offered his lunch to Jesus. (John 6:9-13)
- An immoral woman spontaneously worshiped Jesus with a very expensive bottle of perfume. (Luke 7:37)
As church leaders, we’d be wise to plan for spontaneous giving. It might sound strange, but we can plan for unplanned ministry opportunities. When we see unexpected needs, we’ll have something to give.
How has God used your church to spontaneously meet needs?