Let's be generous
Often the church is known for what we are against instead of what we are FOR. Because of this, we come off as judgmental, hypocritical, "holier-than-thou" people instead of being known as people who love others, are full of grace, and are generous with what we have. At New Garden Church, we want to be known for what we are FOR. And we are FOR GENEROSITY.
There is no one more generous than our God who created this world. No one more generous than His Son who became poor and gave His life so that we might become rich. No one more generous than the Spirit that lives within us and gives to each believer gifts needed to fulfill our mission of loving the world.
If that is the God we follow, then it would make since that His followers would also be generous. Generous with our time. Generous with our abilities. Generous with our resources and money. Everything we have belongs to God. We are stewards of what He has given us. The question we have to answer is, how are we doing with what we have been given. Are we using it only for ourselves or are we freely sharing with others to the glory of God?