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.
May 23: Upper Columbia Conference (The gospel work in the Inland Northwest)
Read Gen. 14:20
Abraham brought his tithe to the Lord in recognition of God’s blessings and to show his recognition of God’s provision in his life.
God’s tithing plan has enabled our denomination to carry out a worldwide mission. And tithing also says something about our individual relationship with God.
When we return God’s tithe, we are reminded that it is important to the mission of the church. It also shows that we recognize we are accountable to God and have a responsibility toward others.
Today’s tithes and offerings support sharing the gospel in our Upper Columbia Conference of churches by providing pastors and ministries working to prepare people for the soon return of Jesus.
2015 North American Division
Mission Investment Projects
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
The new generation of Cree students on the Maskwacis Reserve is more open to the Adventist way of life. However, very few finish high school. A new high school building is needed to accommodate helping these young people. The Alberta Conference is involved with building the new school and plans to establish a chaplain’s presence that will provide transformational influence in the Cree community, specifically within the Mamawi Atosketan Native School in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada. This will provide opportunity for spiritual emphasis and individual studies with clergy during the high school years. The goal is to facilitate rapport-building contact with SDA clergy.
The goal is to reach French Canadians, second-generation immigrants and First Nations (aboriginal) population in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada. The need is to rent a building that will be used to provide a place of influence the secular mind. It would be a place to train members, offer services to the community, and provide a reading space in a relaxed environment. Teams of young people would be organized and trained to mingle with the community so as to generate interest in spiritual themes.
Southern Union Conference
South Atlantic Union Conference
West End Church, Atlanta, GA works to meet the needs of Atlanta’s poor underprivileged and at risk families through the West End Family Life and Community Center. They provide educational, social, spiritual, and recreational programs and services to the youth of the community. Their focus for this project is to provide summer camp experience/VBS for 50 children 6-12 years old and the E3 Program for 100 youth 13-21 years old, which consists of two sessions on life–skills, lasting for three months. They will gain a sense of self-respect, personal goals, and education skills that will facilitate their employability.
Georgia Cumberland Conference
This project will help provide rent, food, clothing, schooling, household goods and other necessities to refugees from Burma that have settled in the Atlanta, GA Metro area, specifically Clarkston, GA. The goal is not only to help the refugees but inspire church members to cultivate a attitude of giving to others in need. The local churches in the area would be involved in distributing the necessities to the listed families.