As leftover Thanksgiving turkey and pies are stored away, Americans’ attentions turn today to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A day of gratitude followed by an extended weekend of spending is chock-full of irony.
But serving as a bookend is Giving Tuesday on December 3 — a day for people to give generously to ministries and non-profits as an outpouring from thankful hearts.
Wendy Nagle with Global Disciples encourages believers to consider how we can give this coming Giving Tuesday to advance the spread of the Gospel.
“As far as Giving Tuesday, studies show that the Lord has provided resources to this generation that are sufficient to accomplish the Great Commission to reach every tribe, nation, and tongue. We are just believing and encouraging your listeners to imagine along with us — what would happen if the global Body of Christ strategically reflected God’s Love with Giving Tuesday?”
Once you’ve decided to give, the choice of where to send your funds can seem overwhelming. With so many ministries out there advancing the Great Commission, which ones should you support?
First, you can responsibly give by looking up ministries on GuideStar USA. GuideStar is a service reporting on US nonprofits and their programs, financials, and operations.
Next, Nagle offers these additional tips: “Be intentional. As you look at opportunities to give, give to where God has placed your heart and your call.
“Then pray strategically. How can you best give on that day?
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh