"excel in this grace of giving" (2 Cor. 8:7)

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Lay testimony

In the local church, lay testimony can play a powerful part in reshaping attitudes around giving. Never underestimate the power of an authentic story, a personal engagement with stewardship. Who might share their personal story to complement the preaching and offer visible leadership?
The power of personal storytelling and the power of leadership by personal example are crucial elements in successful fundraising and also in biblical stewardship. Nehemiah's personal story was central to his encouragement to Israel to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 2:18). Stories, examples, experience – they put a human face to the financial need and give permission to other people to act decisively.