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Giving on Purpose
"Together, we are His Church accomplishing His Mission."
GIVING ON PURPOSE
Giving on Purpose is our way of building a strong and healthy church, inside and outside of the four walls, through a faithful community of believers. This community is built of individuals and families that prayerfully commit to give over and above their tithes to global missions, local missions and developing healthy disciples, so that Cornerstone can be the church it was created to be. Matthew 16:18, Jesus Christ said “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail (will NOT prove stronger than)!”
By God’s abundant grace and blessings, and through the sacrifice of many, Cornerstone is able to be The Lighthouse to our surrounding communities and around the world. How does Giving on Purpose work? Through a Plan, a Vision, and a Dream . . .
A Plan for Purpose –
First, you must make a Plan to give. When you have plans and are diligently faithful, it leads to plenty (Proverbs 21:5). God is excited when you plan to be purposeful! Your “over and above” Giving on Purpose, should be planned just like your Tithes are planned. 1 Corinthians 16:2 (NIV) “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, . . .” and God promises to bless us for being a blessing. 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, . . .”
A Vision for Purpose –
Next, ask God to give you a Vision of what your Giving on Purpose could accomplish.
Can you see the hungry being fed in your community? homeless having a place to sleep? Winter coats and boots being provided for the poor? The family who lost a loved one, getting a meal served for them at the funeral? The single parent or struggling family receiving help to pay a past due bill or groceries for the week? Your Giving on Purpose, together with others, will accomplish way more than what one individual or family can do on their own. Additionally, Habakkuk 2:2 tells us to write that vision down and pray about it! Philippians 4:19 “God will supply all your needs according to HIS RICHES in Christ Jesus.”
Dream for Purpose –
Lastly, what would that Dream amount be to give “over and above” your Tithes? This is beyond what you can do in your natural income, this is giving in Faith, this is Giving on Purpose. This number is only between you and God (and if applicable, your spouse). Ask God for that Dream amount. Ephesians 3:20 “God can doexceedingly abundantly more than all we can ask for or imagine.” Believe God is faithful to His word, and He will reward you for your faithfulness. Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists AND that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
Always remember, every gift matters to God and matters to the Mission here at Cornerstone. It’s not the size of the gift, but the obedience to Honor God that matters most. Now more than ever, let’s begin Giving on Purpose by making a Plan to give, asking God for a Vision of what your giving can accomplish, and be faithful to the Dream of what God has told you to do. Together, we are His Church accomplishing His Mission. -