60+ YEARS OF COMBINED CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP EXPERIENCE
The SRD Group, led by Richard Caperton, has come to embrace a philosophy of stewardship that is embedded into the fabric of our firm. This philosophy is grounded in scripture and tested in the lives of many Christian leaders. It is our belief that as Christian’s our goal is to be conformed into the image of Christ. As we move toward this goal we develop a radical-other-centered way of life. In which we pour ourselves out for the sake of others. To be conformed into the image of Christ is to cease to be the center of our world. This leads a Christian to become generous, which is rooted in grace, an emptying of oneself for others, an expression of love for God and neighbor. Our goal is to help lead people to experience giving generously to God’s church, which helps them to distinguish what is lasting, eternal and of infinite value from what is temporary, illusory, and untrustworthy.
Breakdown of Givers
In a capital project we find Christians at all points along the journey. We characterize them into four segments.
Give Over and Above.
Give 3-6% of their income.
50% of members that do not give.
First are the Generous Givers, those who give beyond the normal. Next are the Maturing Givers, those who developed habits of giving on a regular, systematic basis, usually giving between 3 and 6% of their income. In the third segment we find the Developing Givers, those who give impulsively, without any forethought or prayer. The final segment are the Dormant Givers. Within the average church in America, they compose 50% of the membership, and they give no recordable amount.
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