How can families share in lifestyle generosity together?
Great question! Part of being generous is sharing our resources through the giving of our tithes and offerings. As a family, I think it is helpful to discuss giving with our children and let them know what we do and why we do it. These discussions may be particularly important today because much of our giving happens online and does not provide a visible model for our children.
The other part of being generous involves more than just our finances. It involves the giving of our lives and love to others. For many folks at West Park, their family may be one of the greatest resources they have. What do I mean? I mean the fellowship and fun, the love and hope they enjoy as a Christian family can be a wonderful gift to others. When we open up our homes to friends, when we share our driveway and toys with neighborhood kids, when we include others in our family gatherings, we are practicing lifestyle generosity together and blessing others with the love of Christ.
One great example of families partnering together in lifestyle generosity is the Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go “Go Trip.” On this trip, West Park families served together with our missionaries, Dave and Kathy Johnson, to bless the camp and all the campers there that week. Take a minute to check out some of the highlights from the trip.
Whether it’s taking a week away to serve together or simply having a neighborhood BBQ, I hope we will all embrace our core value of lifestyle generosity and share our resources with those around us in need.