Americans can be a study in contradictions. One study found recent years have been some of the most generous in giving to churches and non-profits. Another study found the median protestant (person in the middle if lined up smallest percentage to largest) only give 0.62% of their income to the church. Less than 1%.
Often the reason for this has less to do with their wealth or income and more to do with intentionality. Regular systematic giving makes a huge difference.
Over the course of a year, $1 per day comes to a gift of $365, which for about 35-40% of Americans would be significant growth in their giving to the church. The average Starbucks coffee costs $3.00. This amounts to over $1,000 if one is purchased every day of the year.
Regular, systematic giving can help all of us become more generous. We get overwhelmed when we think about larger numbers like $1,000. However, most of us can find $3 per day. As you think and pray about your generosity this year. Consider how systematic giving may help you become more generous.