Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

Giving is not mainly about funding a church, but about your relationship with God. Don’t give up on generosity, as God leads.

Key Points:

  • Latter-day Saints Are Held Accountable to Give 10% of Their Income to the Church
  • Giving Is About a Relationship with God
  • Reasons to Give Financially as a Christian
  • A Public Offering Can Make Former Mormons Cringe

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. If you are a former Mormon, what was your reaction when you first observed a church take a public offering?
  4. Has your perspective on public offerings changed? Explain.
  5. The video says that giving is not about tithing to a church, but giving to God. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
  6. What are some obstacles that have kept you from giving more consistently or generously at your church?
  7. Read Matthew 6:19-21. What is the relationship between how you use money and what happens in your heart?
  8. Read 2 Corinthians 8:7-9. How is generosity an act of grace? How was this exemplified by Jesus?
  9. Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. What factors might encourage us to be cheerful givers?
  10. Since leaving Mormonism, how have you decided where and how much to give?
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Church Life After Mormonism series.