Committee Reads About Radical Generosity

It turns out Prince of Peace isn’t the only church that has ever been the beneficiary of some unexpected generosity…

When LaSalle Street Church in Chicago received an unexpected windfall, its leaders made the wild, counterintuitive decision to give it away. Each church member received a check for $500 with the instruction to go out and do good in God’s world.

In Love Let Go readers witness how a church community was transformed by the startling truth that money can buy happiness—when we give it away. Laura Sumner Truax and Amalya Campbell show how this radical generosity shaped their community, exploring the reverberating impact of each act of generosity, and ultimately revealing how LaSalle’s faith-filled risk snowballed into a movement beyond itself. –

To help frame the work that our Generosity Committee has been charged with, we’re taking a close look at the lessons the leaders of LaSalle Street Church learned in response to receiving its windfall.  They were certainly tempted to spend it on any number of pressing needs but the pastor and stewardship lay leader lobbied for a different path.

If you are interested in reading along with the committee, ask Pastor Peter for a copy of the book.