Generous Giving Model

To seek, to save, and to transform lives through Christ in our city and the world... 

...by being faithful and generous in everything.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

One of the key

characteristics to living as

though Jesus were living

through you is whether or

not our people possess our

Father’s attribute of

generosity.

 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’” – Matthew 25:21

The following is a spiritual formation model of growth for our church that will challenge those who call Inverness Vineyard Church their home to evaluate their phase of generosity at any given time:                      

                        
 CONSUMING      RESPONDING       DEVELOPING          TITHING          OVERFLOWING          

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../Downloads/reiconsforgenerosity/GenerosityIcon2.jpgCONSUMING GIVER

 

I am not a giver, but would like help beginning.

 Mark 10:29

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.” 

The goal is to learn about why we give; to embrace principles of sowing and reaping, intentionality, cheerfulness, being made “rich”. To see our generosity as compared to Christ, service to others by supplying needs, God getting the glory.

Individual Application

  • Give one time (or thing)
  • Serve one time in the church
  • Participate in Noon prayer one time
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for blessing me in all ways, at all times, with more than I need. Lead me to live faithfully, give generously, share joyfully and look expectantly toward my future.

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RESPONDING GIVER

 

I give when my heart is prompted.

Phillipians 4:19

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Goal:

  Individual Application

  • Volunteer to meet a need at IVC
  • Identify a contribution amount you will give
  • Pursue a season of prayer
  • Resist temptation to spend everything you get
  • Learn to see needs outside yourself that you can meet
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for blessing me in all ways, at all times, with more than I need. Lead me to live faithfully, give generously, share joyfully and look expectantly toward my future. Lord I am not a giver, but help me to begin.

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 I am growing to give a consistent amount on a regular basis.

Acts 10:2-4

"He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.”

The goal is to promote discipline in our finances so that we can be increasingly generous.

Individual Application

  • Enroll in Financial Peace University
  • Pursue a season of prayer and fasting
  • Sign up for a PushPay recurring giving plan
  • Discover gifting and life purpose
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for blessing me in all ways, at all times, with more than I need. Lead me to live faithfully, give generously, share joyfully and look expectantly toward my future. Lord help me to recognize when my heart is prompted to give.

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../Downloads/reiconsforgenerosity/GenerosityIcon5.jpgTITHING GIVER

 

I give the First Fruits, 10% of my income every month.

Proverbs 3:9-10

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” 

Goal:

Individual Application

  • Teach your family about tithing
  • Expand into other spiritual disciplines
  • Give your business/career over to God
  • Participate in Vision Advancers
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for blessing me in all ways, at all times, with more than I need. Lead me to live faithfully, give generously, share joyfully and look expectantly toward my future. Lord help me to have the discipline to give the first fruits (10%) of my income.

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OVERFLOWING GIVER

 

I give beyond the tithe regularly and desire to grow towards extravagant generosity.

                              2 Corinthians 9:10-11

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Goal:

Individual Application

  • Participate in Vision Advancers
  • Pray about gifts beyond cash
  • Mentor others
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for blessing me in all ways, at all times, with more than I need. Lead me to live faithfully, give generously, share joyfully and look expectantly toward my future. Lord help me to give beyond a tithe and to grow in faithfulness and generosity.

 

     
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