There are many ways you can help advance God’s Kingdom. One of them is by giving to fuel efforts to raise up more Kingdom Laborers. By leveraging opportunities to multiply your giving, you can make a greater impact than you could imagine!
How the Gift of Giving Can Make a Kingdom Impact
“Among them were… many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.”—Luke 8:3 (NLT)
Did you know that Jesus Himself had a group of people financially fueling His itinerant ministry? That’s right. His ministry would not have happened without those “Firestarters” who were His partners in the Gospel (Luke 8:3). From the days of Jesus to the present, generous individuals have always been at the core of wildfire movements of God.
Almost 100 years ago, one such Firestarter was a simple businessman from Bristol, Tennessee. While evangelist Mordecai Ham was preaching in the Bristol area in 1934, Rev. Hamm received an invitation to continue further east and hold revival meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, he could not afford to go. Rev. Ham shared the need with a local business owner, E. B. Cox. Moved to partner with Rev. Ham in sending the Gospel, E. B. Cox gave Rev. Ham the money to go to Charlotte. It was during one of the revival meetings with Rev. Ham in Charlotte in the fall of 1934 that Billy Graham surrendered his life to Christ.
Only heaven could tell the true Kingdom impact and untold millions that would come to know Jesus because of E. B. Cox’s gift. And even now, in 2023, you, too, have an opportunity to fuel Jesus’ itinerant mission and heart-cry for more Kingdom Laborers. And by finding ways to multiply your giving, you can make a significant impact!
7 Ways to Multiply Your Giving Today
Here are 7 ways you can multiply your giving for an even greater impact:
– Join the Forge Q4 Board Match through December 31
It’s the perfect time to prayerfully consider giving as part of the Forge 4th Quarter Board Match. Any “above and beyond” giving now through December 31st will be doubled, including a year’s worth of monthly commitments. It’s a great opportunity to multiply your giving, so consider giving as part of the Q4 Board Match!
– Become a Forge Firestarter
Forge Firestarters are donors who fuel the movement by partnering monthly. Recurring partnership gifts of any amount increase long-term fruitfulness for more Kingdom Laborers every day, everywhere. You can also join our Firestarters Community and receive exclusive access to video calls with real-time ministry updates from Forge leadership and speakers, a copy of the 30-day Firestarter devotional, and promo codes for discounts on Forge resources and gear. Become a Firestarter as part of the Q4 Board Match today!
– Sponsor an Equipping Student with a Scholarship
You can multiply Jesus’ Laborership movement by equipping those who can bring the Good News to places you can’t. Your gift of $5,600 sponsors a young adult to attend Forge Equipping in Summer 2024 and be equipped to live a life of Gospel impact in all the places God sends them! This amount completely covers their cost for the fullness of Forge Equipping, which includes serving at Deep Camp and going with Forge to proclaim Jesus internationally among the unreached. You can sponsor a Forge Equipping student as part of the Q4 Board Match.
– Give in Honor or Memory of a Loved One
A gift in honor or memory of a loved one can be the perfect Christmas present for a family member who doesn’t “need anything” this year or a meaningful way to remember a loved one. When you give in honor or memory of, you will receive a personalized card to commemorate your gift. Simply submit your gift and email us at email@example.com to tell us about your in-honor or memory gift so we can send you your commemorative card.
– Host a Kingdom-Advancing Forge Fundraiser
Why not invite friends and family to join you in hearing how you can advance the Kingdom by giving together at a celebratory meal or dessert gathering? Together, you can multiply your giving for a greater impact. We would be glad to share Forge resources and media with you and even consider sending a Forge team member to your gathering. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about your Kingdom-Advancing Fundraiser and request resources.
– Consider an Estate Gift in Your Will or Trust
Estate gifts can be set up with your attorney so your resources continue multiplying the Kingdom for generations to come. There are many options for deferred giving, and we would be happy to pray or consult with you regarding your desires. Please let us know at email@example.com if you are planning or would like to talk more about your options in giving an estate gift to Forge.
– Invite Your Church to Give a Love or Missions Offering
Many churches look for ways they can multiply the movement of the Gospel throughout the holiday season. We would be glad to share Forge resources and media with you and even consider sending a Forge team member to your church. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us you are inviting your church to give and request resources.
It is worth noting that at least 92% of every gift given to Forge goes to direct ministry, and many never-been-done-before, investment-worthy Kingdom initiatives are happening right now!
Let God Write the Next Story of Kingdom Impact through You
Once, as I had finished preaching at a little impoverished church in East Africa, the pastor handed me an envelope of money.
I quickly declared, “What is this? We cannot take this from you.”
“Are you going to reject our seed in your ministry?” the pastor firmly questioned in response.
What could be said except for a grateful, “Thank you for your partnership for the Gospel.”
This African church may have appeared small and impoverished, but as they took an offering to sacrificially and joyfully partner, they revealed their richness in spirit! They viewed their giving not as an obligation but as a seed that would grow—an investment, advancing the mission of Jesus!
I wonder if this is what the Holy Spirit may have had in mind when He inspired these words: “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, NIV).
Let God guide you as you multiply your giving, and HE will make your joy full!
Partner today during the Q4 Board Match to make an eternal impact!