Training Our Children to Have a Heart of Generosity
As parents, we have the responsibility and opportunity to ignite a heart of generosity in the next generation. In a culture that is increasingly self-centered, it is important that we teach our children how to recognize opportunities for meeting the needs of others, whether through financial gifts or acts of service. Below, we have developed a 3 step plan to help you train your children to be generous to those in need.
Your 3-Step Surprise Generosity Plan
Step One: LOOK for opportunities
Look for opportunities in your church or community. Speak with your pastor for suggestions of individuals or families in your church or community who are in need of either financial or service opportunities.
Step Three: ACT!
Surprise someone by being financially generous or using your time to serve someone in need.
2 Ways to Be Generous
Meeting the needs of others either through tangible items or financial gifts. For a bigger impact, we recommend looking for opportunities around Thanksgiving to bless someone during the upcoming Christmas season.
Meeting the needs of others through using your time and talents. It could be a one-time service project or an ongoing gift of your time.
Children learn to be selfless with their time, talents, and treasure.
Children experience the joy of giving and serving others.
Children learn to be more thankful for what they have.
Children develop discernment and discretion.
Reminds us that we are all recipients of generosity through the grace of God.