Ex. 14:15 The Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward."
“The Generosity Stairway is a tool designed to help people move from money being their god to money being a tool for God’s Kingdom. The Generosity Stairway focuses on behaviors and attitudes of our hearts rather than on amounts or percentages, further transforming us into the likeness of Christ. Each step represents growth in a lifestyle of generosity and sacrifice. These are not steps you slowly ascend to get to God, but simply a way to evaluate your growth in generosity. Scripture encourages us to grow in every facet of our walk with Christ, including the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7). We want to challenge everyone to identify which step on the Generosity Stairway they most closely identify with, and then, by faith, take a next step on their personal journey of generosity. As you begin your personal exploration with the Generosity Stairway, it’s most important that you first spend time in prayer, asking the Lord where He is leading you to grow in your generosity and dependence on Him.” – adapted from The Summit Church, NC
First Time Giver
Who: Someone who has never given to LifeHouse Church
How: To become a first time giver, consider making your first gift to LifeHouse Church.
Who: Someone who has given to LifeHouse Church more than once, but not tithing or on a regular basis.
How: To become an occasional giver, consider giving up to five gifts a year to LifeHouse Church.
Who: Someone who is a regular giver, giving many times through recurring payments online, but less than the tithe. Intentional givers start to think of their giving in the same way they would about other expenses in their budget that are paid regardless of seasons of feast or famine. To provide more clarity, we’ve classified this as someone who makes six or more gifts per year.
How: To become an intentional giver, consider:
- Setting up a recurring gift through LifeHouse’s Online Giving
- Budgeting specifically for giving in the same way you would your other monthly expenses (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)
- Proactively scheduling on your calendar when you are going to intentionally give
Who: Someone who regularly gives 10% of their income to LifeHouse Church. Tithing givers look at their budget and consider how their giving reflects their view of God and commitment to build His Kingdom.
How: To become a tithing giver, consider consistently giving 10% of your income to LifeHouse Church.
Who: Someone who is no longer thinking, “What am I supposed to give?” but rather “What am I not giving and why?” This person is less concerned about the 10 or 15 percent and more concerned about the 90 or 85 percent. Sacrificial givers decide to make changes that cost them something in their lifestyle.
How: To become a sacrificial giver, consider:
- Looking at the dollars you are not giving and prayerfully considering if God is asking you to release a portion of those over to Him
- Evaluating if your giving is really costing you something or if it has become comfortable or routine (2 Samuel 24:24)
- Determining if there are resources God has blessed you with in the past (savings, stock, retirement, etc.) that God is asking you to release as a sacrifice to Him