Foundational Truth #5: People have to be asked to give. Jesus also said, “You have not because you ask not.” Biblical giving is contra-intuitive to many, and so the people need to become spiritually equipped through preaching, teaching and prayer.
There will come a point in time, however, when the saints have to be asked clearly, compellingly, and unapologetically to give. The “ask” only comes after a period of communicating need, biblical truths, and much prayer. It is not a time of pressure, guilt trips, or confrontation, but rather a time of asking people to step out in faith to do that which they believe God has called them to do.