Giving at Revive
We believe everything we have has been given to us from God, so we approach our time, possessions and resources with an attitude of stewardship, not ownership. We want to give in a way that begs people to question the way we live. We believe that generosity is contagious, and as we flood our city with the generosity of Christ, others will want to join in!
Deuteronomy 15:7-8; Matthew 6:21; Acts 20:35; 1 Timothy 6:18-19
God accepts us just the way we are but He loves us too much to keep us that way. In giving to Revive, you are joining us in our commitment to God by funding our mission: Helping people far from God come to LIFE in Christ. We believe there is no better investment in the world. If giving is new to you that’s OK. God wants us to grow in our relationship with him. We encourage every person to determine where they are in the giving process and then seek to take a next step in becoming more generous.
Nothing to Something
This is where you go from giving nothing at all, to starting the process of generosity by giving something. Regular, scheduled, generosity.
Something to Proportional
This is where you move from giving something to giving based on a percentage of your income. That percentage might be 2% or 7% or something else. The best part about this giving level is when you increase your income through raises or bonuses, your generosity automatically increases.
Proportional to Tithe
This is the movement from giving proportionately (a percentage of your income) to giving 10%. A tithe (which literally means “tenth”) is defined as the first 10% of a person’s gross income that is to be brought back to God by giving to the local church. (Deuteronomy 14:23, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:10)
Tithe to Spirt Led
This is moving from the floor of generosity found in the Bible (the tithe) to giving above and beyond. Jesus always calls us to be willing to sacrifice everything we have for the sake of God’s glory. This is a continual journey that God has us on in every season of our lives. This is the type of generosity that often doesn’t make sense to those outside of relationship with Christ. This, is Irrational Generosity.