Giving is good for you….

Research studies show that giving can boost both your physical and mental health. Generosity of your time, talents and treasures is really, really good for you! Benefits of giving include: Lower blood pressure Increased self-esteem Lower stress Less depression Longer life Greater happiness and satisfaction MRIs show that giving stimulates the mesolimbic pathway, releasing endorphins […]

Generosity | An act of hope

In a recent Globe and Mail article, the former Governor General of Canada, David Johnson, writes about how acts of giving can help us overcome the pandemic blues: “Whether time, treasure, or talent, each one of us can experience the uplifting effect of giving. It is the antidote to loneliness, the cure to feelings of […]

Hope in the midst of Financial Trauma …

It is an understatement to say we have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Some more than others. Due to its prolonged nature, COVID-19 has caused social, emotional, physical, mental and even financial trauma to individuals  and churches alike. In a recent Christian Magazine survey, 6 out of 10 have seen a decline in […]

Freedom to Be Free

In a world oriented to online shopping and self-gratification, the world ‘FREE’ gets our attention for all the wrong reasons. But the call to ‘Be Free’ is such a welcome inspiration…. I recently read a blog about someone, who after spending a summer over-indulging on eating out was looking to regain control of her finances. […]

A Generous Hope

For all of us, there are benchmark moments where we stop and remember, tell stories and look forward to see what the future may bring. One of our key FMCIC benchmark moments (besides Regional Gatherings) is General Conference every three years. I can still hear the words from last General Conference (2017) echoing in my […]

Joanna’s Crown

“Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others . . . were contributing to their support out of their private means.” Luke 8:3 Luke 8:1-3 addresses how the ministry of Jesus was funded. Jesus and the twelve disciples were in a season of great activity, moving from one city or village […]

Discipling Generosity?

We were made to be generous.  In fact, scientific research has found that we are wired for sacrificial generosity.  When we sacrificially give, our mood is improved; we experience better physical health; we live longer; we sleep better; we handle stress better and lessen the risk and symptoms of depression. Being made in the image […]

What does money have to do with discipleship?

If you’re like me, you probably don’t have a keen interest in the topic of money, especially as it relates to your spiritual journey. Other than balancing my bank account and paying the bills each month, hoping there is enough, I had never really given it much thought. That all changed one day when my […]

New Generosity Tools in 2018!

I am excited to introduce three new stewardship resources that will help cultivate gratitude and generosity in our movement. Whole Life Generosity Videos – These four videos introduce the concept of ‘Whole Life Generosity’ – being generous with all of life, with all we have and with all we are.  Although they could be used […]