December 1, 2023
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Giving to God is giving to His kingdom, and not about giving to the church’s needs or budget. Our responsibility is to give to God in response to His loving generosity.
The church is a vehicle for accomplishing the work of God. It is we, the Body of Christ, who accomplish His work through our giving. We give through the church, not to the church. We are called to use all that God has given us in service to others.
Evangelism, Missions and Stewardship are interrelated “action” ministries. Each ministry functions independently but complements and supports the common goal of advancing God’s kingdom. Consider being and making Disciples of Christ by committing your time, talent and treasure to God’s kingdom, witnessing to God’s work in your life and serving others by sharing the love of God.
You don’t need to look too far to learn the meaning of Christian stewardship. By simply reading a few of chapters of Genesis, the meaning of Christian stewardship is clearly revealed.
Stewardship can be confusing. It’s sometimes mistaken for fundraising, but stewardship is not about the church budget or paying for a new addition to the church building, it’s about recognizing God’s work in our lives and responding to God with gratitude. To help you better understand stewardship and what God expects of us, we’ve provided the Principles of Stewardship:
According to scripture, God created Earth for mankind and we are to be stewards of God’s creation. This means it is our responsibility to look after and take care of this world. We should accept this responsibility with gratitude and use our gifts to glorify God, and in turn, our relationship with God will be strengthened.
God has blessed each one of us with special gifts. He has entrusted us to use these gifts to glorify Him, by using these precious gifts wisely to advance His kingdom. Are you seeking to find your place in the Body of Christ? If your answer is “yes”, we can help. Click the following link to download the survey that will help you learn more about identifying your spiritual gifts.
We are entrusted to “use our gifts to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”. We are given these gifts for the “progress and joy” of one another’s faith.
Giving of time, talent and financial gifts is a way of worshiping God and glorifying Him. There is a special delight in our grace-gifts when we don’t think of them as “mine” but make use of them to increase the delight of others and magnify Him and glorify Him.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.–Matthew 6:21
The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity, Dave Ramsey
The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving, Randy Alcorn
Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End, by David Gibson
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
How we use our gifts of time, talents, and money signifies what we value. Our gifts can become instruments with which we express our love for God.
We ask our members to make an annual pledge each year because we believe that the process of self-evaluation and a formal annual commitment to God will strengthen each of us in our daily Christian lives. Pledges of time & talent can be made by estimating the number of hours per week you are able to commit to service. Financial pledges can be fulfilled weekly, monthly, or even yearly, and they can be paid by check, cash, monthly automatic bank draft, or online gift.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21
Our Endowment Fund was created to receive gifts, large and small, which are invested to provide income that is used for the perpetual support of the mission and work of our church. It generates funding for the ministries, missions, and outreach activities not supported by the annual operating budget.
If you are making a presentation to a Sunday school class or church ministry about Stewardship, click “Read More” to access the resources you may need. If you don’t see what you need, or have a special request, contact the church office.