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Giver

The God-given ability to give freely of what God has entrusted to them.  This includes giving time, material goods and financial resources with joy and eagerness and without any "ulterior motives" that would benefit the giver (e.g. David in 1 Chronicles 29:1-9).

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIVER:

  • ​Gives as led by the Spirit

  • Freely and happily gives

  • Often gives anonymously

  • Understands giving is an intricate part of serving

  • Takes pleasure in meeting the needs of others

  • Gives not only quantity but quality

  • Gives to bless and enhance ministries

  • Sees hospitality as a chance to give

  • Financially wise

  • Strongly believes in tithes and offerings

  • Understands that God owns everything

  • Strong business skills

  • Appreciates value

  • Is not gullible

CHALLENGES FOR THE GIVER:

  • Tends to be controlling with money

  • Pressures others to be more generous

  • May over commit

  • Uses financial giving as a way out of other requirements

  • Leads others on guilt trips

PLACES WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED:

  • Homeless ministry

  • Small group leader

  • Fundraising

  • Any serving opportunity

  • Hospitality ministry

  • Financial counseling ministry team

  • Support of church special projects (i.e. building)

  • Financially support any ministry

MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH BODY WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED: