Expand Your Impact


Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

– 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

When we give, God promises our generosity will bless others and his blessing will come back around to us. If you’re new or haven’t been in the habit of giving, consider joining the mission at LKN Baptist by becoming a regular giver. If you already give, consider expanding your impact by becoming a next-level giver.

The Giving Ladder


Impact givers seek to steward their resources for the greatest possible kingdom impact. They keep only what they need and invest the rest in God’s kingdom.


Tithers consistently invest at least one tenth of their income to God’s kingdom based on the Old Testament practice of the tithe.


Consistent givers have an established pattern of giving based on the resources God has entrusted to them.


Occasional givers are beginning to apply the concept of biblical stewardship. They haven’t yet established a pattern or percentage, but they give.


First time givers have taken a faith-building step of investing in God’s kingdom and trusting him with the resources he has given.

Questions to consider before giving:
Questions to consider before giving:

1. What difference do I want this commitment to make in my life? Does it reflect a desire to grow as steward of God’s resources?

2. Am I asking God to guide me in my level of commitment?
Will I trust him beyond what’s easy or comfortable?

3. Am I thinking creatively about a giving plan that represents my true capacity to give? What assets & resources do I have besides income?

4. What things can I choose to live without in order to expand my impact for God’s kingdom in Lake Norman?

5. Am I finding new joy in giving through this process? Is God growing my heart for generosity?

Building a Giving Plan

Whatever your capacity, you can make an impact. Here are
some categories to consider. Use the worksheets on the following pages to build your giving plan.

Income-Based Giving


Allocating a percentage of your income (regular wages, bonuses, and/or personal business) for giving.


Changing your spending habits to create margin for giving.

Delaying Expenditures

Postponing larger purchases to free up resources for giving.

Freedom from Debt

After a loan is paid off, reallocating monthly payment amounts toward giving.

Savings-Based Giving

If you have more than enough savings to meet future needs for yourself and your loved ones, you can invest unused earthly resources where they will pay dividends for eternity.

Asset Giving

If an investment-like stocks, real estate, and other assets-has increased in value since its purchase and has been held for more than one year, there may be tax advantages to transferring ownership of that asset to the church as a charitable donation.

Building a Giving Plan Worksheets

2 year Commitment