You will see this figure often in the next several weeks. It is a big number!
First Presbyterian Church is giving, on average, 5.26 % of what we have. “What we have” for some is, annual income over which we have discretion. For others, “what we have” is an annual draw from assets.
5.26% is nearly double the average gift of church members
in all denominations.
5.26 % is a mile marker on The Journey to Generosity.
But, the average gift of others is not the standard. Giving more than others give is not the goal. The goal is to become generous people. Generosity is not measured by the amount we give. Generosity is measured by our attitude about what we give.
5.26% is a really big number.
It is an indication of really big hearts.