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

May 7 - Local Church Budget

Martin Luther once said, “Every man needs two conversions: the first of his heart and the second of his pocketbook.” Tithing and giving offerings are an affirmation that God is first in the believer’s life.

Dogon Goon was a Chinese Christian who came to America in the 1920’s. His bride, Toy Len Goon, was also new to America and to Christianity. Over the years the couple had eight children. Mr. Goon returned a faithful tithe regardless of how hard the economy was or how large his family grew. His influence helped his wife’s faith grow stronger as well.

Dogon Goon died in 1941, leaving his wife to care for the children with only a small laundry business and her faith in God to see her through. Week after week she faithfully returned her tithe to God. And God blessed her. Her children took turns attending a university, and all became accomplished in their fields of endeavor.

“When God controls our money we can live better on nine tenths than on ten tenths.... And when this happens God will set a song in our hearts and glorify the work of our hands” (Charles M. Crowe, Stewardship Sermons , 91–95).

Today’s offering will further the ministry of our local church.


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