"[Giving] is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God's Kingdom." - Henri Nouwen
Giving and mission are so closely related within the life of the Church - one cannot exist without the other. Generosity lies at the heart of the Gospel, in fact it's possible to read the entire Bible as a narrative of giving as we see God's love overflow into giving. And so giving itself is missional, as we express the nature of God to those around us, and enable our churches to be Christ in the world. Our own outpouring of love leads us to minister to one another, which is the foundation of missional giving.