Why Do You Give?

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What if the most important question about giving wasn't where, how, or what you give, but why you give? Henry Kaestner shares the impact that thinking through the why behind his giving has made on his life and work. Henry is Managing Principal of Sovereign's Capital and co-founder of Bandwidth.com


Henry thought he was a generous giver because he was tithing 20% of his income. Why is the amount you give, by itself, a poor indicator of your motivations for giving?
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What motivates you to give? Be specific.
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How does an understanding of what you've been given in Christ impact how you view giving?
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Other than financially, what are some ways that you give of yourself (service, volunteering, hospitality, etc.)? Why is it important to think of giving in terms other than just money?
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When Henry experienced a paradigm shift in his own giving, it impacted the opportunities to give that he presented to his employees. How might God be calling you to help others see their giving in a new light?
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It's almost impossible to fathom the incredible gift we've been given in Christ. As you reflect on why you give, know that true generosity is a reflection of who you are in Him.