Generosity. It’s so simple, it’s genius.
Sow the seeds of generosity so that you can unleash generous disciples throughout your church!
Chip Ingram’s Genius of Generosity is a first-person account of how a commitment to generosity can transform people. On this four week journey Chip shows that when we become generous, our character starts to more closely resemble the character of God. He says, “We become small mirrors of the generosity of the King. That’s life in the Kingdom. That’s pure genius.“
Like the other Walk Thru the Bible-facilitated church campaigns, the campaign kit will provide all of the resources you’ll need for sermons and small groups – everything you need to need to help raise the tide of generosity in your church and lead your people to greater spiritual maturity through giving…
Are you a pastor or church leader looking to raise the tide of generosity in your church or ministry and lead your people to greater spiritual maturity through giving?
Are you interested in spreading the message of Biblical generosity and stewardship in your church?
Here you have everything you need to create an effective generosity campaign in your church.
To preview this campaign risk-free – click here.
Led by Chip Ingram, Genius of Generosity is a church-wide, four week journey that will infuse a practical and inspirational message of Biblical generosity in your church.
Even in this current economic environment, your church can begin a new generosity story. It can start with a common vision and simple conversations – leading to the discovery that generosity is truly genius. Genius of Generosity provides new, inexpensive tools to help lead your people on a four week spiritual journey leveraging multiple teaching environments – preaching on Sunday, teaching during small groups, celebrating
through powerful videos to use during worship services and learning through individual study during devotions.
Genius. How often do you use that word to describe something in your life? Not in the “Way to lose the remote, Genius” sense… but in the true spirit of the word. How often do you honestly think, “That was genius” when you look back on your life decisions?
Genius is not a word that we use too often. Maybe that’s because outside of Jesus, and maybe a few Mensa friends, it doesn’t typically apply to the things around us. Going to college is smart; listening to our elders is wise; fixing the desk with duct tape is clever, but none of those things are really genius. However, in a culture that is obsessed with possessions, generosity truly is genius.
Chip Ingram uses the story of a personal friendship and a secret pact to demonstrate that generosity is the gateway to intimacy with God. And as we grow closer to God, we get better at imitating Him. That’s why Chip says that practicing generosity helps us become “small mirrors of the generosity of the King. That’s life in the Kingdom. And that’s pure genius.”
Generous living is attractive to an unbelieving world, especially in turbulent economic times. With church and family budgets stretched how do you spur on generosity in your church?
The comprehensive Genius of Generosity church campaign has everything you need to help raise the tide of generosity in your church and lead your people to greater spiritual maturity through giving…
- Preach powerfully and effectively on generosity
- Optional generosity video promos to compliment your preaching and campaign promotion
- Teach and apply key Biblical truths in small groups
- Learning through individual study during personal devotions
- Engage your church in creative generosity ideas and applications
Ready to preview this church campaign? Click here to understand the process and to receive your risk-free preview kit.
As you think about the direction for your campaign, we want to encourage you to start with one goal in mind. Make this campaign about what you want FOR your members…instead of what you want FROM them. This is not a traditional finance campaign. It’s not just about growing the budget, it’s about growing disciples.
Three tips for making the most of this church campaign:
1. Teach on generosity apart from an ask or appeal. Make sure the congregation understands God’s Heart on finances. Show them that this is a discipleship matter, not just a budget issue!
2. Align the entire church around the theme of Biblical generosity. When all segments of the church are focused on one unifying message, the impact is exponentially greater.
3. Have a clear and measurable call to action. Find one practical way to begin engaging your people in generous living. This will help them blossom as financially faithful and generous stewards in a materialistic world.
Grow your vision for unleashing generous disciples.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle the mysterious power of generosity and offer it as a gift to everyone around us? The world would be a different place. We all know that a generous heart can change lives and even change the world. After all, when God wanted to change the world He sent us the “indescribable gift” of Jesus. That’s God’s way; He’s generous. And through His radical generosity He began a process of sowing new life into the hearts of twelve unruly, ungenerous men. Ultimately, God’s generosity unleashed a Church of generous disciples (Acts 2).
Imagine what your church would look like if it were characterized in the same way—as a group of generous disciples. What would happen if a significant wave of your congregation started imitating God’s generosity 24/7—and not just for the offering plate? This would be the gospel mobilised and at work. Maybe it’s time to give deeper meaning to the offering plate. Maybe it’s time to seriously consider the power of Biblical generosity.
Genius of Generosity has been designed to help churches like yours with this “unleashing” process. To help you sow the seeds of generosity in your church so you can …
reap a harvest of generous disciples who live generously to change the world around them.
Remarkably, many believers never even consider the relationship between materialism, generosity and discipleship. Seriously. But, for those who see it clearly, this relationship changes everything. When the Spirit of God brings people together around this message, it has the power to move churches from stagnant to flourishing. It has the ability to shift spiritual growth into high gear. That’s when we begin to see God’s people intentionally becoming selfless, sacrificial and seeking to become an active part of God’s redemptive process.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything or our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19
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One key to intimacy with God is generosity. It’s so simple, it’s genius.
To facilitate this campaign in your church you need:
- One Church Campaign Kit,
- One original small group DVD for every small group in your church,
- One original study guide for every small group member.
For the criteria to obtain these church campaign components, read the ‘You need to know’ section under the ‘Preview kit‘ tab.
Genius of Generosity Church Campaign components and pricing
Free to churches doing the Genius of Generosity Church Campaign.
In the Campaign Kit you will have all material on how to prepare, promote and run the campaign. At least one original Genius of Generosity Church Campaign Kit per local church is required. Pastors (one per local church) can make use of the free Preview: Retain-or-Return option, click here for details. The Genius of Generosity Church Campaign Kit is included free when you commit to do the campaign. Each Genius of Generosity Church Campaign Kit contains (subject to change without notice):
One Genius of Generosity participant study guide – Essential to guide participants through the four weekly sessions.
One 4 Week Small Group Teaching DVD – Four 15 minute video messages by Chip Ingram for small group study, four Genius Life video clips and four pdf small group leader facilitation guides
Campaign Resource DVD – Contains many tools to help you customize the campaign specifically for your church, such as video promos, campaign files, project files, facilitator guides, logo, graphics, sermons, a PowerPoint template and more.
One original 102-page Genius of Generosity study guide is required per Small Group participant. This essential resource guides participants through four weeks of Small Group study on their journey to generosity.
Study guide contents include:
Chapter 1: Why It’s Genius to Be Generous
Chapter 2: The Principle with Secret Power
Chapter 3: Why God Prospers Generous People
Chapter 4: How God Measures Generosity
Take Action – The Genius Giving Group
Summary of Bright Ideas
Beskikbaar in 2013
Een oorspronklike 102-bladsy kleingroep studie gids per deelnemende persoon word vereis. Die Genius of Generosity studie gids is ‘n 102-bladsy noodsaaklike hulpbron vir deelnemers. Die inhoud sal ooreenstem met die Engelse weergawe.
One original small group Study DVD per small group is required. This DVD contains four powerful small group lessons taught by Chip Ingram. Each 15-minute lesson, combined with the materials from the Genius of Generosity study guide, will inspire every member of your small group to greater spiritual maturity through giving. Also on this small group DVD are the four Genius Life video clips that each chapter closes with, along with four small group leader facilitator guides in pdf-format.
If your local church is in a position where you require a part-sponsorship on the Genius of Generosity participant study guides to enable you to do the church campaign, please do contact Walk Thru the Bible first. Walk Thru the Bible exists to serve churches!
To place your order please email email@example.com, call 011-782-4222 (+27-11-782-4222) or submit a ‘Contact me’ request.
The pricing and availability of these church campaign components are subject to change, without notice.
Genius of Generosity youth and children’s component – not currently available
This risk-free preview opportunity allows the pastor to understand what the campaign covers, the teaching objectives, review all the content the congregation will cover and see all the supporting materials.
As a pastor or church leader, how would you like to raise the tide of generosity in your church and lead your people to greater spiritual maturity through giving? Genius of Generosity can help you do just this.
South African local church pastors are invited to request a risk-free Genius of Generosity Kit to preview.
Alternative preview options are also available for Namibia, Zimbabwe and other southern African countries.
This preview kit includes:
- One Genius of Generosity Church Campaign Kit, and
- One Genius of Generosity participant study guide. and
- One Stewardship Bible NIV
- (The Genius of Generosity Small Group DVD Kit is included in the Genius of Generosity Church Campaign Kit.)
The entire congregation
Sometimes we are tempted to involve only a few people in the church. To achieve the intended impact, this campaign needs to be done with your entire church. Therefore, this Church Campaign is only available to a church that commits to the participation of the entire congregation in the Campaign. For the Church Campaign purposes, the ‘entire congregation’ is defined as the number of persons in all the small groups. By God’s Grace this would be the minimum number though, as you can anticipate small group growth during a successfully-run campaign! This Church Campaign cannot be used for select small groups in your church only (if this is your need, please see the full range of appropriate small group resources available on www.LifeChangeWarehouse.com or contact Walk Thru the Bible for information).
Home churches are welcome to contact Walk Thru the Bible for special arrangements.
The preview steps:
1. Submit the online Genius of Generosity Preview Request (scroll down to end after carefully reviewing this section).
2. You have four (4) weeks to review the material and make a decision. In this time, please do contact Walk Thru the Bible if you have any queries. You can also ask to be linked with pastors who have already done the campaign in their churches.
3. At the end of the four (4) week preview period you have one of two options. You can:
3.1. Choose to return the Campaign Preview Kit. Simply notify Walk Thru the Bible of your decision and a courier will be arranged to collect and return the Campaign Kit, at Walk Thru the Bible’s expense.
3.2. Decide to do the Church Campaign within the following 12 months. Good choice! Upon confirmation of your local church doing the campaign you’ll:
3.2.1. Provide your campaign information, like: Your estimated campaign start date; The minimum number of campaign small groups and participants (i.e. all small groups and members); When you’d need the Church Campaign study guides and materials delivered; In which language (English or Afrikaans) you’d like your participant guides.]
3.2.2. Pay the R1,500 Campaign Booking Fee (applied in full as a discount against your later order),
3.2.3. Be given access to the campaign director website. Your campaign director simply needs to request access in the ‘Campaign director’ tab.
3.2.4. Be allowed to retain the Preview Kit – it is yours to run your campaign with
You need to know:
- These campaign components and low pricing are only available to local churches doing the Genius of Generosity Church Campaign.
- The entire church is participating, not just a segment. The ‘entire congregation‘ is defined as the number of persons in all the small groups.
- Every small group participant will need have their own original study guide. No study guides or DVD’s may be duplicated for any reason.
- You commit to fully respect copyright and only use original components. You may not use this preview kit to develop a church campaign with a similar title or content, i.e. your own version thereof. No translations without written permission.
- The church campaign preview kit can only be retained by a church that has committed to do the campaign by paying the Campaign Booking Fee.
- The Campaign Booking Fee is applied as a full discount against your church campaign study guides and materials, if ordered within 12 months after payment of your Campaign Booking Fee.
- Your further payment for the church campaign minimum components, as per your confirmation information provided, has to be received within 12 months after payment of your Campaign Booking Fee, where after the full Campaign Booking Fee is forfeited.
- The initial order quantities I commit to will not be reduced or returned, but may be increased. This allows for Walk Thru the Bible to both properly plan for the availability of your ordered items, and be a wise steward of the Lord’s resources. Walk Thru the Bible is not able to fund the large stock quantities required for returns or consignment.
- In the event that your Campaign Booking Fee is forfeited, you’d also need to return the Church Campaign Preview Kit.
- Full payment for materials must be made before shipping.
- Due to shipping costs, this Retain-or-Return offer is currently only available to pastors based in South Africa. Alternative options are also available in Namibia and Zimbabwe. If you are in another southern African country, still submit the query below – there may be a way to make it work!
A well-prayed-for, well-planned and well-executed church campaign can truly transform your church, by God’s Grace alone.
Kindly review the preview steps above to ensure you understand how the process works.
Now, please go ahead and submit the online Genius of Generosity Preview Request below…
Die Genius of Generosity studie gids (Afrikaans) sal in 2013 beskikbaar wees.
Dit is vir Walk Thru the Bible ‘n voorreg om reeds jare lank ons seminare in Afrikaans te vertaal. Dosyne Afrikaanse gemeentes gebruik ons “church campaigns” met uitstekende resultate. Hierdie programme word gelei deur predikante wat die boodskappe hulle eie maak en in hul eie taal predik.
Ons het gewoonlik ook vertaalde PowerPoint en preeknotas vir Sondae. Hierdie spesifieke vertalingsproses is tans aan die gang met Genius of Generosity.
Die Afrikaanse Genius of Generosity studie gids vir kleingroep deelnemers sal in 2013 beskikbaar wees. Die Engelse video deur Chip Ingram word gemaklik beleef deur oorgrote lidmate, omdat hulle wel gesprek voer in Afrikaans.
U kan ons help om die Afrikaanse boekies vinniger te druk deur ons kantoor te laat weet dat u gemeente graag deel van die eerste Afrikaanse oplaag wil bestel. Dit help met kostes, beplanning en bespoedig alles as dit vir u belangrik is om wel die gids ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar te he.
Ons is lief vir Afrikaans – en tog bly ons mense ken vandag se “Grieks” en kan soos die kerk in Handelinge ‘n “tweede taal” lees. Weet ook dat die Engels ook lidmate skool om hul geloof ook na andertaliges makliker uit te dra.
In Sy diens,
Die Walk Thru the Bible span
“Die laaste ding wat gewoonlik tot bekering kom is mense se beursies. Genius of Generosity help mense om deur dit te breek. God het my net weer verbaas met Sy eksponensiële wonderwerke. Vir ‘n Gemeente wat nog nooit in sy bestaan kollekte opgeneem het nie het ek gedink as God ‘n wonderwork doen kan ons so R20,000 opneem. Met die eerste Sondag se Vrygewigheidsoffer kom daar God se wonderwork van R55,000. The saying goes that charity begins at home. Now I also know that generosity begins in your heart. Om nie vir ons lidmate te vertel van die Wysheid van Vrygewigheid nie, weerhou ons eintlik Bybelse waarhede wat die koninkryk, die kerk en die individue benadeel. [English summary: A person’s wallet is usually the last area of their life to be converted. To not tell our church members about the Genius of Generosity means we are withholding Biblical truth to the detriment of the Kingdom, the church and individuals. The saying goes that charity begins at home. Now I also know that generosity begins in your heart.]” ~ Jan Smit, Gemeenteleier, Ruimsig Church, Johannesburg
“We are blessed to bless others. This course will liberate the believer to be God’s instrument. Never again will it make sense to hold back.” ~ Martin Deacon, Director, Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa
“We chose Generosity based on its approach to transform the heart, soul and mind.” ~ Jeff Stokes, Executive Pastor, Mill Creek Community Church, USA
“It’s genius to live generous because of the impact it makes in the Kingdom of God and in our relationship with Jesus. Chip Ingram captures the heart of generosity in this clear, easy-to-read book. By following his teaching, you will experience the genius of generosity.” ~ Robert Morris, Lead Pastor, Gateway Church, USA
“This is a great book that will challenge all who read it. Much of the chaos in our world today is because we live in a world of misers, rather than a world of geniuses. And genius is not determined by one’s intellect, but by one’s generosity. It really does work.” ~ Jimmy Draper, President Emeritus, LifeWay Christian Resources, USA
“Christian living = generous living. That’s the bottom line. And this book is a transformational resource to help Christ followers grasp the true genius of the generous life.” ~ Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor Community Christian Church & Movement Leader, NewThing Network, USA