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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Giving?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To share; to give a part of; to bestow.

Description  Description 
The gift of giving is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to contribute their material resources to the work of the Lord with liberality and cheerfulness.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Luke 3:11 Mark 12:41-44
Romans 12:8 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
2 Corinthians 9:5-15 Philippians 4:15-19

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • manage their finances and limit their lifestyle in order to give as much of their resources as possible;

  • support the work of the ministry with sacrificial gifts to advance the Kingdom;

  • meet tangible needs that enable spiritual growth to occur;

  • provide resources, generously and cheerfully, trusting God for provisions;

  • may have a special ability to make money so that they may use it to further God’s work.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Charitable Responsible
Resourceful Disciplined
Accountable Conscientious
Generous Provident

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • need to esteem their gift, remembering that giving money and resources is a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ;

  • need to remember the church’s agenda is determined by leaders, not by the giver’s gift;

  • need to guard against envy and greed.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Stewardship committee Ingathering leader
Community services board Poor fund committee
Contributors to special projects Investment leader

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category SUPPORT. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Exhortation Intercession