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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
How many times a day do you look at your watch or cell phone to see the time? Counting the number of times you look at the time, for even one day, will give you an indication of how we are constantly reminded that our time is limited. Whether you are a very time conscious person who always arrives on time and meets every deadline, or if you’re just the opposite, a lackadaisical person who never does anything in a hurry, time matters.
Consider, how you are managing your time. Being in the right place, doing the right thing at the right time can have great benefits. And on the other hand, being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be deadly. What are you doing with the time God has given you today?
Jesus said, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you." (Acts 1:7-8) According to Jesus, more significant than knowing the time is knowing you’ve got the power!
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).