A Christ-Centered Philosophy of Asking and Giving
- God Owns It All (I Chronicles 29:14)
God created us and sustains all things and “…works within us to accomplish far more than we can ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). The resources we have are His gifts to us to advance His Kingdom.
- God Entrusts Us And Holds Us Accountable To Manage His Resources (I Peter 4:10)
Christians are called to be managers and to live lives of stewardship of all God has given them (I Corinthians 4:1-2).
- The Attitude Toward Giving And Possessions Is Important To God (Philippians 4:17; Matthew 6:24)
Giving is a worshipful act of obedience of returning to God what He has provided. Believers utilize earthly possessions as investments in God’s Kingdom. Giving reflects the gratitude for what God has provided, and helps deepen relationships with Him.
- God Is Watching Our Giving (Romans 14:12; Nehemiah 1:4-11)
Giving becomes a tool to advance His work on earth and to give the opportunity to recognize that it is through the work of the Holy Spirit that people are prompted to give.
- God Is The Chief Fundraiser (II Corinthians 9:7; I Chronicles 29:9)
God instills passion in the giver and moves the spirit of the believer to give to His mission at LETU. When Christ-centered opportunities are presented for consideration, it is always with the giver’s relationship to God in mind, above our agenda (II Corinthians 4:16-18).
LeTourneau University’s Philosophy of Fundraising
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Our founder’s life verse continues to define our attitude about fundraising and our passion of being salt and light in every workplace and in every nation. Above all, an eternal kingdom perspective dominates all we do at LETU. Every opportunity for giving that is presented, every need of the University, provides an opportunity for God to transform us into the likeness of Christ.
We believe that in God’s time He will supply all of our needs as we strive to honor Him in a God-centered way as He changes hearts through joy-filled giving. (Philippians 4:19)