Generous Giving: Thoughts to Consider


Dear Fellow Investors and Friends,

My last article for Builders explored the idea of starting with the fact that God owns 100% of everything, and then determining what He wants us to do with what He has entrusted to us. This time, I’d like to propose a few ideas to guide our thinking as we work at discerning our individual responses:

  • God has made us in His image. Since He is generous, we ought to be generous to reflect His nature as He intended.

  • God is pleased when we give generously, cheerfully, and with the right motives, like a loving father is glad when his children unselfishly share.

  • We are strongly challenged to sacrificial generosity as Christ’s disciples.

  • The needs and opportunities are great, and there is much to do. Our U.S. Alliance president, John Stumbo, said in his recent video blog, “Money is not the fuel of missions. The Holy Spirit is the fuel of missions, but we (The Alliance) need full financial participation for us to be able to send the teams and do the work that God’s called us to do.” He then calls us to prayer, generosity, and passion to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.

I hope you find these thoughts useful as you consider this aspect of your journey.

As always, thank you for seeing the value of investing in ADF part of the 100% He’s entrusted to you.

To quote our Alliance president once again, “…We’ll know when we’re done when Jesus comes back.”

Please share your thoughts by contacting me at They are always welcome.

Lawrence L. McCooey, CPA, PFS, CGMA President

Lawrence L. McCooey, CPA, PFS, CGMA

Larry McCooey