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”
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