To follow Christ is to place all of our life, including our possessions, at his disposal. Together with him, we seek to use our resources joyfully and generously for the good of others. We are committed to a life of generosity, contributing each as we are able both to the ministry of the local church and to those people and causes to which God may lead us.
Generosity is an assumed part of the life of the believer. Because God gave all for us, we are called to place all of our possessions at Godís disposal, for the good of others.
Generosity is how the character of the self-giving and utterly generous God is made manifest in us. It is a concrete and tangible way that his life comes into the world. Thus the words of Jesus: ìIt is more blessed to give than to receive.î Generosity is also a core way that justice, peace, and love are built up in the world.
We see the commitment to generosity working itself out on two fronts:
1. We give to our local church, Bloom. The regular practice of tithing a percentage of our income helps support the work that God is doing among us.
2. We give to those people and causes that the Spirit may lead us to give to.