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The Stewardship Ministry is about transforming lives by helping individuals develop a relationship with God and learning to give through time, talent and treasure. Stewardship teaches the importance of spending time in service to the church and to speaking the word of God. The ministry works to inspire individuals to use hidden talents to glorify God and support a ministry of choice. In addition, treasure is a significant part of stewardship. It teaches that giving God priority in life by giving back a portion of your (income) helps you discover that there are untold blessings in the act of giving.
MINISTRY MEETING SCHEDULE: The 2nd Thursday of each month
MINISTRY LEADERS: EJ and Cynthia Gary, Henry Glover, & Steven and Tammy McClain
MINISTRY EMAIL: Stewardship@tfop.org
The bible clearly teaches that God not only expects his children to be good stewards in their giving, but also in service. Service is a way to increased blessings and fulfillment in life. The Lord commands us to service so that through our service to others He might reward us, teach us, grant us divine favor and blessings and develop a closer relationship with us. The Lord teaches;
- A good servant is a submissive servant (Matthew 8:5-13)
- A good servant possesses a good reputation Matthew 7: 17-18)
Now that you are striving to be a good steward, are you a good servant?
(Teaching from Developing A Servant’s Heart by Charles Stanley)
There are a few reasons believers should tithe:
First (and foremost), tithing is in obedience to the will of God and His plan for the financial support of the Church.
Second, tithing puts God first in our budgets. By setting aside a tenth of our income to the cause of Christ, we give in proportion as God has given us.
Third, tithing is a principle having its origin in the mind and will of God. Tithing is not a legalistic whip to drive us to pledge money, but it is a great Christian principle to lead us to grow in grace. It teaches us about trusting God, as well as developing spiritual discipline.
Fourth, tithing makes us partners with God in earning, saving, spending, giving, and accounting. It elevates our talents, time, opportunities, and business privileges.
Fifth, tithing prevents selfish hoarding. By sharing the things we are most tempted to covet, we are able to fulfill life’s real purpose.
The bottom line is this: God owns all our lives, talents, personalities, powers, and possessions. Everything belongs to Him. And He is honored by our giving a definite portion of our income as tithes. Through tithing we can achieve a real mission of worshiping, witnessing, and giving. Where our treasures, times, and interests are, so are our hearts (Matthew 6:21).
Finally, first seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. By doing so, all other things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).