Generosity isn’t something we’ll accidentally stumble into — it takes work. (You have kids, so you already know this is true. One of the first words all kids seem to learn is “mine.”)
Stewarding what God has placed in our hands requires intentionality, preparation, and budgeting. When we create margin in our budget to fuel our giving habits, we experience joy and peace like never before; and when we pass this discipline down to our kids, we set them up for financial success in the future!
If the idea of a budget overwhelms you, and you don’t know where to start, check out these resources to help your family begin managing the resources God has given you.
- Give.Save.Spend. Kit (for preschool and elementary age kids)
- Elevation Church Budgeting Tools (youth and adults)
- EveryDollar (Dave Ramsey’s free budgeting app)
Remember, generosity isn’t a spirit reserved for the holidays — it’s a mindset and habit we practice all year long!