The All In Journey is a tool designed to help a person move from money being their god to money being a tool for God’s kingdom. The All In Journey focuses on attitudes of our hearts rather than on amounts or percentages, further transforming us into the likeness of Christ. Each step of the All In Journey is meant to encourage spiritual growth leading to a lifestyle of generosity and sacrifice. These are not steps you climb on a spiritual ladder to get to God, but simply a way to evaluate your personal growth in generosity. Scripture encourages us to grow in every facet of our walk with Christ, including the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).
FIRST TIME GIVER
We know it can be a hard decision to give financially to the church for the first time. Giving to the church means that you trust God and the leaders of the church with a financial gift that you could have spent somewhere else. During our “All In” initiative, many will take their first step of faith by making their first gift to the kingdom of God through Solid Rock Church (Matthew 6:19-24).
A Consistent Giver is someone who decides to give financial gift to the church on a consistent basis. This is someone who thinks of their giving in the same way they do about other expenses in their budget. This often requires planning and standing firm in your commitment even during hard times. Consistent Givers are on a journey to trust God with 10% (tithe) of their finances (1 Corinthians 16:12; Malachi 3:10).
A Sacrificial Giver is in a place on their journey where they are asking the questions, “Am I giving in a way that changes me?” “Am I giving in a way that causes my lifestyle to be different to reflect the transformation Christ is making in me?” A sacrificial giver’s commitment to giving is driven by faith in the work God is doing and sees that work as the most significant investment they can make. A sacrificial giver has a giving commitment that is “larger than their current situation” so that they must adjust the rest of their expenditures to meet that commitment (Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37; 2 Samuel 24:24; Proverbs 13:22).