In effort to look at a biblical worldview for raising resources, the book is based on 3 assumptions:
- Generous giving is not predicted solely on the work of an individual or an organization’s efforts, but rather on God’s work in people. 1Corinthians 3:6-9
- Generosity flows from transformed hearts as they conform to the image of Christ, who is generous. Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:1-11
- Christian resource-raising is not solely about securing transactions or gifts; rather it is encouraging spiritual transformation – helping people become givers rich toward God.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of my job being about seeing the heart of a donor transformed by God versus dollars tallied is encouraging indeed. Remember Jesus was in the people business – so we are in good company. I am convinced that as our focus becomes the heart of givers the dollars will follow.