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Stewardship

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

"For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." James 4:14 

 A successful person is one who uses time wisely and lives a disciplined life focused on godly goals. Yes, a disciplined and diligent life leads to success.  

  • The Bible says, "the hand of the diligent makes rich." (Proverbs 10:4)  
  • "The hand of the diligent will rule." (Proverbs. 12:24) 
  • "The soul of the diligent shall be made rich." (Proverbs 13:4)  
  • "The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty." (Proverbs 21:5)  

 A good way to measure how successful you are or how successful you will become is to consider how disciplined you are with time. Check your watch, although it is late, there is still time to pursue success.

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).