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How Modeling Generosity Can Lead to More Giving

Pastors often ask me, “How do you pay for all of that?”

My answer is short and simple: The fruit is in the harvest. I can’t afford not to do it. If I refused to foster an atmosphere of generosity at The Journey, I would be cutting off God’s blessing and closing down people’s hearts. I would be lessening the likelihood that people would visit our church for the first time and then go on to become fully engaged followers of Christ.

I have a responsibility to give people the best possible opportunity to meet Jesus. Part of that process requires being generous with the resources God gives me to do his work. God is not a God of scarcity. If I am called to be more like his son and to be his representative on this Earth, I certainly can’t be a leader of scarcity. Time and time again, God honors the generous seeds we scatter, and The Journey – not to mention the overall kingdom – reaps tremendous fruit.

I truly hope that this blog today has been helpful to expand your heart towards generosity and that it would open a great door of generosity in your church.

Keep your eye on this blog for a few more weeks for even more on proper biblical stewardship.

Also, if you are not yet signed up for my Stewardship Coaching Network, it only takes a few minutes. Click HERE to register. But you must hurry, this network will fill up.


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Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church in New York City. Started in 2002, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently has locations in Manhattan, Queens, San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. Nelson is the author of over sixty church-growth resources. Nelson is an experienced church planter, coach and church-growth strategist. He is also the founder of www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com, the Church Leadership Training ministry of Nelson Searcy and The Journey Church.