Exploration Assignment: TG 10
At the heart of Mission Increase’s work with Christian nonprofits is a biblical view of giving summarized in our “Ten Principles of Transformational Giving” – often called the “TG10.” These principles guide nonprofits toward a genuine understanding of fundraising as the building of a community and away from simply asking for money to support their work.
Transformational Giving always begins with the acknowledgement of Jesus’ words found in Acts 20:35, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” The community that is then created between nonprofits and their champions, whom God uses to advance the Gospel, begins with Love for others, faith in God’s provision, and a willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Transformational Giving begins as a response to God’s Grace and results in an “overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:12.
The Ten Principles of Transformational Giving
Principle 1: Transformational giving is based on the abundance and trustworthiness of God, not a theology of scarcity.
Principle 2: Every act of giving is first and foremost a statement about the faithfulness of God.
Principle 3: God invites people to be part of his work because of his desire to see them grow in him.
Principle 4: Giving time, talent, treasure, and testimony is a result of champions being comprehensively coached in the cause.
Principle 5: Ministry leaders have a dual calling to steward the mission and grow the people God brings.
Principle 6: The liberating nature of generosity means inviting champions to give is a sacred task that grows God’s kingdom.
Principle 7: Ministry leaders coach champions according to the degree of their personal ownership in the cause.
Principle 8: Champions connect with organizations primarily to enhance their mutual impact on the cause.
Principle 9: The relationship between champion and champion is as important as the relationship between champion and organization.
Principle 10: Champions are called to be a primary means of advancing the cause.
INSTRUCTIONS: Based on your study of scripture thus far in your training, articulate which passages of scripture you would correlate to each of the following TG 10 principles. Download the following worksheet to record your thoughts, and when finished, upload it for your Area Director Mentor’s review.
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