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

JANUARY 14 - UCC ADVANCE

Timothy Aka, Associate Treasurer for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, explained that from the 1980’s to the late 1990’s a bubble economy was created that crashed in 2000 and again in 2008. Economists are expecting a recession in the near future as part of the financial cycle.

Preparing for a recession may cause people, businesses, and even churches to hold on to cash, and stop investing and giving in order to weather the imminent storm. What should our attitude as believers be during this financial trial?

Peter warned believers not to be surprised at the painful trials they were going through as if something strange were happening (1 Pet. 4:12). Peter also shared that the key is on casting “all your anxiety onhim because he cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7, NIV). Above everything, Peter shared three things believers should do in the light of trials and tribulations: 1) commit their souls to Him, 2) do good, and 3) rejoice for the privilege of partaking in Christ’s sufferings (1 Pet. 4:13, 19).

Having an emergency fund is prudent; however, withholding tithes and offerings and not investing in missions shows a lack of faith. God’s cause should advance in your local church, state, and the world. May your giving today be grounded in faith as your conference receives a liberal offering to help with evangelism, youth ministry, and education, among other needs.

 

THIRTEENTH SABBATH OFFERINGS 2017

 

Trans-European Division March 25*

West-Central Africa Division June 24*

Southern Asia Division September 30*

Euro-Asia Division December 30*

 

MISSION INVESTMENT PROJECTS 2017

Pacific Union

Mid-America Union

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