The Future of Generosity

Compass Catholic is a nonprofit ministry that runs on a combination of books sales and donations. For that reason, I spent part of this past weekend preparing our Giving Tuesday Plan to increase our donor base. Our Core Values dictate that we don’t have affiliate agreements and we don’t recommend any financial goods, products, or services to monetarily benefit the ministry so as to remain completely unbiased. For that reason, we are only funded by book sales and generous donors. Our books and Bible studies have affected thousands of people around the world. We need these financial disciples to consider Compass Catholic in their generosity plan. 

Creative Generosity

Has your budget suffered in these crazy days of COVID? Maybe you were forced into new spending habits because your income decreased during the COVID lockdown. For many of us, it is all too easy to stop being generous when our budget takes a hit. It’s important to remember that even with the budget adjustments, […]

Giving During Challenging Times

By Joe Galloway: Compass Ambassador, Growth As Director of Stewardship at my parish, one of my responsibilities is to help parishioners feel good about giving the church their Time, Talent, and Treasure. In these difficult days, giving time and talent becomes more challenging as does the impact of coronavirus on the weekly collection. Let me […]

Giving Tuesday

November 28th, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday. It was originally started as a way to use social media to challenge the excessive consumerism found in Black Friday and Cyber Monday where BUYING is the mantra. Instead of pressuring you to buy more, Giving Tuesday encourages you to give more. Generosity is a topic […]

Toxic Charity

Anyone who is involved with soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries or mission trips to third world countries is constantly faced with the dilemma of how to really help the people they are serving. Is it enough for us to give them groceries or a meal? By giving handouts aren’t we like the family members […]

Everyday is Earth Day

On Friday the world celebrated Earth Day. The original idea for Earth Day came from an environmental conference held in 1968. After two years of planning and a federal proclamation from U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Nelson chose April 22 for the Earth Day celebration as […]

Are you a Cheerful Giver?

“Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) The original Greek word for cheerful is hilarios, which is translated into the English word hilarious. I don’t know about your parish, but at our parish nobody looks particularly cheerful when the collection basket is passed […]

The Guide to Giving (Part 2)

In last week’s Blog, we talked about the first two elements of giving, which are attitude and advantages. Today we’ll talk about the amount, and approach to giving. AMOUNT
 Before the Old Testament law, there were two instances of giving a known amount. In Genesis 14:20, Abraham gave 10 percent — a tithe — after […]