Gratitude. Community. Generosity.
7 But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
-- 2 Corinthians 8:7-9
At Cloud & Bridge we don't harp on people to give as if God needs our support. However, we would not be genuine if we pretended like generosity wasn't a sign of growth in Christ.
It's a sign of gratitude as we realize everything we have is a gift from God: his provision and redemption.
It's a sign of commitment to community as we seek to contribute through time, talents, and treasures.
It's a sign faith as we seek to further his work in the world.