Jesus illustrated giving every day of his life and we as United Methodist are called to mirror that behavior. The gift of giving is the deep commitment to provide whatever resources are needed to support God’s will and plan.
One of the unique and defining factors of the United Methodist Church is that we are Connectional. All of us giving together – Connectional giving – fuels our ministry and enables us to share the concerns of many people. This idea is grounded in our need to give in order to be spiritually healthy, complete children of God. The UMC giving structure ensures the generosity we display blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways.
We Give Because Jesus Invites Us to
The Bible is Clear – Galatians 6:2, NRSV says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Jesus says it this way, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:19b).
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