The Stewardship Ministry is prayerful and hopeful that God will touch your heart and mind to be “Spirit Led Giving” in your tithing and offering commitment. There are four areas where we want to grow to be Christ faithful stewards, 1) Growing as a Disciple, 2) Christ Centered Community, 3) Christ Like Compassion, and 4) Celebration of Christ.
The first way we are led by the Holy Spirit in our giving is to obey the Word. The Word tells us to give. Therefore, we obey the Word and we give. A thundering voice from Heaven to tell us to give is not necessary, although the way some Christians live it will probably take a thundering voice from Heaven to get them to do something. It is important for us as Christians to understand that the Pastor and our Church cannot do the work of the ministry without finances. When someone says they live by faith believing God to supply their needs, somehow in the minds of Christians they think are exempt from supporting the work of God with their substance. Pastor Jabulani announced this past Sunday, March 1st that we have $3600 toward youth ministry! We only have $1400 more to go to meet the match of a generous donor who has been led by God to match our $5000. We will soon have $15,000 to do youth ministry.
I believe that if our hearts are truly filled with the Love of God, our hearts will compel us to sow financially into the Kingdom of God.
God and His Word are One. The Word tells us that when we obey His Word, we love Him and He calls us His friends. Jesus goes so far as to say that when we obey Him He will manifest Himself to us. This means that by simply obeying Him in our giving, we are His friends and he will manifest Himself to us. This is even true when we yield our finances to Him because the Word tells us in Luke 16:11 that He will entrust us with the true riches of the Kingdom. May our tithes and offerings be pleasing to our Lord and expand His Word to the next generation and the one after that! While the Gospel itself is free, supporting the work of God is not.
Please be in prayer and consider growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ by giving your time, talent and treasure towards the work of God. Being stewards of what God has provided to us is indeed important!!!! God spoke about a willingness and joy to give. Share the joy and God’s love. Please give generously and if you are led to give to the youth ministry just mark your check youth ministry and Calvary will be blessed again.
Stewardship Ministry Chair