Principles of Margin and Generosity


Tithing & Generosity


Everything that we see, all that we have, our ability to earn wealth, our looks, our charm, our intelligence, are all from God.

Everything belongs to God. He created it. He owns it.

Understanding and coming to terms with this important Biblical truth moves us from the position of owner to the position of manager or steward.

Once we make this shift in our thinking, we are in a better place to begin to practice true generosity.

When we loosen the grip of ownership so that we can become more faithful stewards of all of life, we begin to glorify God in a new way.



Margin & Finances

Watch or Listen to How the Gift of Margin in Our Finances can Produce Biblical Wellbeing


Biblical Wellbeing Week 3 • March 5, 2017 • Dave Adams • Proverbs 21:20, 22:3, 21:17



Types of Generosity

Qualities and Characteristics of Biblical Ways to Giving



  • 0-9.9%

  • Starting to give to God first

  • Grow in understanding of generosity

  • Choose a consistent way of giving


  • 10%

  • Consistent giving through PAG

  • Tithe on increase not just income

  • See the tithe as a floor not a ceiling




  • 10+%

  • Regular review of giving pattern

  • Go beyond the OT Law, kingdom mindset

  • Seek ways to influence others


  • Open and responsive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting

  • Seek ways to expand Sanctus’ vision

  • Champion generosity at Sanctus

  • Gain exposure to local and global issues


“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7