At Gallery Church, we believe that giving should come from an overflow of our hearts. All we have comes from God, and we joyfully present the first fruits of our labor, talents, and successes back to him as an expression of thankfulness for how He cares and provides for us.
We give because God has given so much to us, and we want to be faithful stewards of those blessings. We ask that you prayerfully consider how God is asking you to steward the resources given to you, and come prepared to share those resources with our community and our city. Here is a guided prayer we recite regularly to help with that discernment:
Father in Heaven, there is nothing I have that You have not given me.
All I have and am belong to You, bought with the blood of Jesus Christ.
To spend everything on myself, and to give without sacrifice, is the way of the world that You cannot abide.
But generosity is the way of those who call Christ their Lord; who love Him with free hearts and serve Him with renewed minds.
Who withstand the delusion of riches that chokes the word; whose hearts are in your kingdom and not in the systems of the world.
I am determined to increase in generosity until it can be said that there is no needy person among us.
I am determined to be trustworthy with such a little thing as money that You may trust me with true riches.
Above all, I am determined to be generous because You, Father, are generous.
It is the delight of Your daughters and sons to share Your traits, and to show what You are like to all the world.