joyful: “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Psalm 47:1 / “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Joy is much deeper than happiness. Joy can be present even when there are struggles because our joy comes from our Savior.
generosity: “All things are yours...and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” 1 Corinthians 3:21-23
God gives because God loves us. Our generosity is an opportunity to show what we believe by giving not only our time, talent and money, but also the giving of kindness and inclusion of all people. We strive to be generous not only in our giving to the budget, but also in giving from our hearts. Generosity in giving is both a duty and a delight (Powell).