“Northbound Generosity” is based upon serving and loving others with our time and money. We have donated our time and/or money over the years to the following organizations and people. We cannot ask others to give and not give ourselves. We have a direction that is oriented above this world, please join us in this endeavor Northbound. This list continues to grow and is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but we attempt to update it every year.
Dogs for Better LivesDadcampFight Club / PHARE WarriorWorld VisionSeeds of HopeWheeler Mission MinistriesThe Alzheimer’s AssociationChristian Healthcare MinistriesThe Crater FoundationHabitat for HumanitySanta Barbara Community Church
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
Eternal Perspective Ministry with Randy Alcorn (EPM)
Taylor UniversityBethel UniversityNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyK-LOVEAir1The Monumental MarathonCircle City ReliefUniversity of IndianapolisRiley Hospital for Children
National Christian Foundation
Heritage Christian School
St. Jude’s HospitalTimmy Global HealthThe American Red CrossIU Jeanne & Martha Fore A Cure Fund for Cancer ResearchThe Heritage FoundationAssociation of Baptist Students
United Way of Central Indiana
International Justice Mission
Southern Arkansas University
Malachi 3:10 | stands among the most unique verses in the Bible, for in it God grants His people permission to test Him.
Malachi 3:10 | “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Proverbs 3:9 | Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.
Proverbs 19:17 | Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Proverbs 21:26 | All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
Proverbs 22:9 | The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
Proverbs 22:16 | Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Proverbs 11:24-25 | One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Matthew 6:2 | So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
Matthew 19:21 | Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Psalm 37:4 | Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:21 | The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.
Psalm 112:5 | Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
1 John 2:15-17 | Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life - is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 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 9:11 | You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 | Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
Luke 12:32-34 | Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled
accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
“Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned, I would have received it back with interest.
“‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.
These are the things you are to teach and insist on. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions, and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all.
(All Scripture passages are adapted from the Bible, New International Verison (NIV))
-Brent Foster, Founder & CEO of Northbound Wealth Management LLC