Stewardship

The stewardship department encourages faithful financial support of the Lord’s work through spiritual motivation. It has a selection of materials to assist the church in educating church members in faithful tithing and support of church budget.

 

Offertory Reading

October 18, 2014
Local Church Budget

Rosemary participated in Upper Columbia Conference’s two-week colporteur training program this past fall, called Knock. During the last week of the training, she met a gentleman at home who initially told her that he wasn’t interested in the material she was offering. He went on to tell her that he had just lost a family member and wasn’t in the mood to speak with anyone. Sometimes a book is just what someone needs, and other times they need something different. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a GLOW tract titled “Is There Hope After Death?” and handed it to the man. With a prayerful spirit and a smile on her face, she turned around and continued going to the next door. “Thank you Jesus, for picking the right tract”

God will lead us to the right people at the time they need us and our message the most. Your offering for local church budget can support the distribution of hope-filled gospel literature to our community.

Cassandra Dhole, Knock Field Coordinator
Upper Colubmia Conference

 

2014 North American Division
Mission Investment Projects

 

Lake Union Conference Mission Investment Projects
 

1. The inner city school districts consider churches to be resources for the community. The projects are to go to the various schools and offer spiritual programs, such as Vacation Bible School (FLAG camp), and to train leaders to assist the impoverished. These dynamic programs create and foster friendships and evangelistic connections within the community.

2. The project at the Burns Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, is primarily focused on providing a soup kitchen, mentoring programs for high-risk teens, and conducting Revelation and Eternity Prophecy seminars. Other areas of emphasis are self-development seminars, including drugs, alcohol, finances, divorce, and domestic violence awareness.  Also included are tending to two community greenhouses and a community garden.

 
Columbia Union Mission Investment Project
 
SOULS EAST: The purpose of this project is the restoration of character through true education. This initiative will develop leadership that will labor for the conversion of souls, as Jesus commissioned us. One objective is to inspire and empower churches each year to develop a culture of evangelism. This will empower youth and young adults to be engaged in the mission of the church. SOULS East will recruit, train, mentor, and send out teams of students to work with local churches in the cycle of evangelism through Bible work, literature ministry, and health ministry. These activities will take place throughout the Columbia Union in selected areas and churches and will be in partnership with SOULS West, http://soulswest.org/