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Discipling the High-Capacity Giver: New Attitudes and New Approaches to Caring for Wealthier Members

May 1, 2013

Some churches are taking new attitudes and new approaches to caring for wealthier members of their congregations. These cutting-edge churches have begun personal discipleship to the high-capacity givers in their congregations —  people of wealth or who give away a high percentage of their income. Such churches understand that giving is a spiritual gift and are designing ministries to encourage those whom God has gifted as givers.

Leadership Network’s concept paper, Discipling the High-Capacity Giver: New Attitudes and New Approaches to Caring for Wealthier Members , by Alexis Wilson and first released in 2007, explores this important topic.

Here are some great quotes from the paper:

“We have to emphasize what we want for people, not what we want from them”

“Everyone in the culture has to understand and embrace fully the idea that giving is a spiritual gift”

“We want people to be connected to the heart of God, and he will best allocate where the resources should go”

“Money is a test, and the more money someone has, the greater the test”

To see the entire library of Leadership Network’s papers, podcast and videos go to https://leadnet.org/resources.

 

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