Giving Forward, Giving Back is a faith based ministry dedicated to life planning, stewardship, organizational, world missions,
and financial coaching; for pastors, churches, leaders, faith-based organizations, and those they serve.
Thanks for dropping by our web site. Wish we could just sit and visit for a while, but until then let me share with you something that has impacted my life.
Starbuck's is a great place for lots of reasons -- all the more if you love coffee! It happened just the other day. We were waiting in line at the drive-thru. We placed our order and patiently waited to pull forward. When we got to the window we were met by our favorite Baristas, Eric. He was smiling more than usual when he announced with pleasure, "Your lattes have been paid for! The people in front of you took care of it and just said, 'ENJOY!'" We were shocked, we didn't even know them! Then Eric followed up saying, "Would you like to bless the guys behind you by taking care of theirs?" Why not? We did it and passed the blessing along. A few days later, the next time we saw Eric, he told us the chain of giving forward and giving back lasted for fifty-seven cars that day!
Therein lies the excitement and anticipation of Giving Forward, Giving Back Inc. The people in front of us at Starbucks blessed us by giving forward. The people behind us were blessed by us giving back. Seems like that has been going on in lots for ways for lots of years. As I pondered the events of that drive-thru, somehow it just resonated with the principles concerning giving we find in the Bible -- we just don't think about them that way so much.
2012 London Olympics Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas understands this concept. After her gold medal win Thursday, August 1st, Gabby said, “I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me."
These are exciting days filled with great potential. In these challenging financial times of global recession, we encourage individuals, congregations, and other faith-based organizations to not forget the foundation of biblical principles of life planning, organizational planning, and finance. The principles established in the Bible work today and can change your life and your organization. Rather than doom and gloom, you can be filled with HOPE!
A key goal of Giving Forward, Giving Back is to enrich and expand our thinking and to develop and implement financial strategies that will preserve and multiply the increase God brings. Contact Steve Brown at 916-802-1318 or SBrown@GFGB.CO for more information. We're just getting under way! Check the other tabs on this site for further detail and resource information.
Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back --
given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.
Luke 6:38 The Message
Give away your life; you'll find life given back . . .
Luke 6:38 The Message