BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — On what has become known on social media as #GivingTuesday, Rick Lance has issued a challenge to Christians. Instead of giving to a charity or cause one time a year, the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions executive director appealed to Christians to give “beyond any Tuesday.”
“We are called to give generously, cheerfully and regularly,” Lance said. “If Giving Tuesday serves as a reminder of the importance of being a practicing tither and faithful giver, then … I am all for it.
“Let Giving Tuesday be a time of consecrated and concentrated focus on giving to what makes a difference.”
Zeroing in on giving on a local level, such as to one’s church, Lance also encouraged Christians to give on a larger scale, such as giving through the Cooperative Program to global missions. Whatever the channel one chooses to give, Christians have the opportunity to impact the world for Christ with their finances, Lance said.
“Black Friday has come and gone. Cyber Monday has done the same, but Giving Tuesday can be a time of commitment to make giving to the cause of Christ a lifestyle. That would make an eternal difference.”
To read Lance’s blog post, “Beyond Giving Tuesday,” visit ricklance.com.