Project the video testimony simply by Everett Graffeo, former presiding evangelist.
One: The one who sows sparingly will even reap sparingly,
All: as well as the one who sows bountifully will also enjoy bountifully.
One: Each of you have to give as you have made up your brain,
All: not reluctantly or even under pressure, for God enjoys a cheerful giver.
One: God is able to provide you with every blessing by the bucket load,
All: so that by usually having enough, you may share generously.
One: You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity,
All: Thanks be in order to God for this indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9 Adapted
Project it testimony of Harvey and Ronald Collier, Chesapeake Bay Mission Center.
Ask for tales from your congregation centered on how congregational giving has contributed to their religious growth. Or ask a member from the leadership team to share the various methods congregational or mission center efforts have influenced spiritual growth inside the congregation.
Hymn of Praise
“Let Us Give Praise to the God of Creation” CCS 607
OR “We Lift Our Voices” CCS 618
Prayer of Invocation
Focus Moment: “The Generosity Ladder”
Project the video account of Steve and McLane Graffeo.
Below would be the steps from the Generosity Ladder referred to in the video. Discuss each step, requesting the congregation to share their ideas, examples, and testimonies.
1. Recognize that all the gifts we obtain come from God.
2 . Get started giving consistently.
3. Be a good steward and align your own heart and money.
four. Give to your true capacity.
5. Be an example of extravagant generosity.
Scripture Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 165: 2a-b
Message on Worldwide Mission Tithes
Project the video, “Tithing and Spiritual Growth” President Steve Veazey
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15
Harambee Testimonies and Song
“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Skyâ”Stanza one, CCS 301
OR “Sometimes We Wait, Expecting God” Stanza 1, CCS 304
Project it testimony by Catherine Mambwe, Africa Field Bishop and Financial Officer
“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” Stanza 2, CCS 301
OR “Sometimes We Wait, Expecting God” Stanza 2, CCS 304
Project the video testimony simply by Jeremiah Elwell, Oklahoma USA Mission Center
“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” Stanza 3, CCS 301
OR “Sometimes We Wait, Expecting God” Stanza three or more, CCS 304
Project the video account by Ini Edet, Nigeria Mission Centre
“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” Repeat Stanza three or more, CCS 301
OR “Sometimes We Wait, Expecting God” Stanza 4, CCS 304
Disciplesâ? Generous Response
Project the video testimony simply by Jared Fears
As you reveal financially through mission tithes, or even if you give regularly through eTithing, please use this time to consider your own commitment and how you will tithe for your true capacity of time, talent, plus testimony.
Blessing and Receiving associated with Local and Worldwide Mission Tithes
Hymn of Sending Forth
“Take My Gifts and Let Me Love You” CCS 609
OR EVEN “Brothers and Sisters of Mine” CCS 616
OR “Can We Calculate Our Giving” CCS 617
“Worldwide Mission Tithes are the main support for the global ministries from the church. These ministries are evangelizing people; alleviating physical and religious poverty; and shaping communities associated with Christ-centered love and peace. inch (Steve Veazey) Encounter joy when you make generosity a consistent spiritual exercise. May God bless each of all of us as we learn to share what God has given us and become nice disciples with our time, talent, cherish, and testimony