How We Serve
We are committed to a message of generosity.
GCI Tampa Bay uses the tools and resources from an organization called Generous Giving. You may learn more about Generous Giving here Generous City Initiative Tampa Bay uses tools and resources below from an organization called Generous Giving. We work through small groups that meet to share Biblical truths and the reality of God’s generosity to us. We serve as volunteers because of our heartfelt belief in the biblical message of generosity. We serve because Christ first loved, served, and gave to us and it is our prayer that we serve with joy!
Journey of Generosity (a “JOG”)
is a small group conversation, retreat, discipleship group, time of prayer and Bible study on a topic most people do not ever want to discuss – money. But there is never any solicitation or pitch for any money or donation. To learn more, see Why Attend a JOG?
A JOG is both a celebration of the joy of generosity and an encouragement to join with God in His kingdom work.
All a JOG attendee does is bring a heart ready to be blessed by a wonderful view of God’s generosity.
It isn’t enough to just understand or even to grasp the enormous scope of God’s generosity, we should reflect it through our daily lives. We are made in His image (Genesis 1:27), and we are to imitate God (Ephesians 5:1 NASB). Therefore, we are to live out His generosity with our lives. An Embark helps us start that Journey with more inspiration, encouragement, and specific ideas.
2 Corinthians 9:11
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 1 John 3:18
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”