Giving to your church and city.


  1. Every act of giving is first and foremost a statement about the faithfulness of God.
  2. Transformational giving is based on the abundance and trustworthiness of God, not a theology of scarcity.
  3. It is better to give than to receive.
  4. CEN connects with churches and cities for the purpose of enhancing their mutual impact on the cause, not primarily for the purpose of funding CEN to impact the cause on their own.
  5. Transformational Giving relationships between ReadyChristians, ReadyChurches, ReadyCities are primarily peer-level accountability relationships, not friendships or organizational support relationships.
  6. The church, not CEN, is called to be the primary means of advancing the cause within the churches spheres of influence.
  7. The relationship between a church and another church is as important as the relationship between the church and CEN.
  8. Giving is not the process but rather the result of the process of a church being comprehensively coached to share the CEN cause effectively within his or her sphere of influence.
  9. Giving is learned, not latent in the church. 
  10. CEN connects with each other and with organizations not according to the amount of their giving but by the degree of comprehensive personal ownership they are exhibiting in the cause of CEN.


*Adapted by permssion of the Mission Increase Foundation