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Resources for Living the Generous Life
Women play a vital role in todayís economy and are often responsible for managing a great deal of wealth at some point in their lives. Because they generally outlive men, most women will end up responsible for the finances their husbands leave behind. Adding to the emotional stress of widowhood is the unsettling prospect of handling thousandsóeven millionsóof dollars for the first time in their lives. Since most women have not received basic financial training, many will fall prey to bad advice and will never experience the freedom God promises through generous giving.
Generous Giving seeks to address the unique barriers that women face in their journeys to generosity. Since womenís motivation and approach to giving are different from menís, we have selected the resources below to equip women with the tools they need to be wise and confident givers.
Key Readings: Discover the growing opportunity for women in philanthropy. Let these articles help.
Key Verses: The Bible calls us to be ďtransformed by the renewing of [our] minds.Ē Know what the Scriptures say about giving.
Biblical Examples: Examine the Bibleís account of financially faithful women, those who might be an example to you as you seek to steward your finances for the Lord. Also, consider the financially unfaithful women in Scripture and beware!
Key Books: Build your own library to strengthen your understanding of managing money Godís way.
Questions about the Bibleís teaching on giving?
Diagnostics: Do you have the gift of giving? What are your giving interests? Take these and other helpful tests to help determine the direction your giving should take.
Generous Giving Marketplace: Find hundreds of Christian giving opportunities, searchable according to your specific passions and interests.
Links: Find foundation aids, donor networks and more.
Due Diligence: Do your homework before giving to any organization, using these charity watchdogs and other tools.
Questions about giving smartly?
Royal Treasure: Find encouragement from this ministry dedicated to instructing women in biblical stewardship.
Daily Reflection: Start each day with a biblical meditation on the joy of giving.
Generous Giving Conference: Attend a solicitation-free event where you will meet other women excited about giving to God.
Key Study Guides: Donít go at it alone; share your thoughts and feelings with other women in a small-group setting.
Audio and Video: Meet generous women from yesterday and today in our collection of testimony tapes and video vignettes.
Where Do I Start?
Stories & Testimonies
Giving That Pleases God
Do you treat giving as a duty? Or is it your abundant love for God that drives you to give? Cynthia Heald introduces us to a woman whom Jesus commended for her extravagant, love-driven sacrifice. More.
My Journey of Faith
What moved a former Los Angeles Times executive from mere tithing to generous giving? What was it that made her uncomfortable with her easy giving? Learn how John Stott, an adopted daughter, and a poor widow drew Judy Sweeney toward rich generosity in her Journey of Faith.
Women of Generosity
Hear the moving testimonies and lessons of three women who responded to Christís invitation to give, on this CD.
Faith and Philanthropy
Charitable and Estate
Godís Ownership and
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