Giving is a mark of discipleship. It is one of the seven faith practices highlighted in the ELCA Call to Discipleship.Giving is part of daily life. Participants will search out biblical understandings of giving by exploring stories of givers and their gifts.They ask what acts of giving mean to the givers, the recipients, and the whole human community.Givers soon recognize that giving really flows from receiving. The first session of this study explores the giving/receiving dynamic. In the second session givers who do not count the cost of giving are highlighted.We will speak of behaviors that go beyond calculation.The third session examines some common stumbling blocks to giving. Just as faithfulness is good in and of itself, so is generosity. The final session explores the spiritual power of generosity.