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STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES

STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES

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  1. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES Time  Talent  Treasure

  2. TIME  TALENT  TREASURE Mission Statement: RAISE STEWARDS

  3. Biblical Stewardship Teaches: • God owns everything • God has given us responsibility to manage His resources • As stewards we are accountable

  4. The Sense of Stewardship • Money is a test • If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s who shall give you that which is your own? • Luke 16:11,12

  5. OBJECTIVE: Provide service to pastors, local churches, and individuals regarding Biblical principles of finance Time  Talent  Treasure

  6. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES • 85% Pastors feel they have never been equipped to teach Biblical Principles of Finance • 90% Have no plan or program to teach stewardship • Satanic Conspiracy of Silence

  7. Time  Talent  Treasure • Our need to give far exceeds the Church’s need for money • Meet the need for the person in the pew

  8. SREWARDSHIP MINISTRIES • Four Overlapping Groups with Needs • Deep trouble, over-extended, pressure • Seem OK, but a paycheck from disaster • Affairs “wisely”, but not God-honoring • God-honoring with significant resources

  9. Time  Talent  Treasure • Effective stewardship education with the focus on the spirituality of the individual • Raise an awareness of tithing that releases our people

  10. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES • The Tithe is the Historic Benchmark • Gives a Release not found in any other form of Christian obedience • Free from materialism, worry, anxiety, pride • Brings all under the Lordship of Jesus

  11. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES • Encourage wills and trusts • Provide a spiritual guardian for minor children • Ask ourselves why God has provided more than enough

  12. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the furstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 3:9.10

  13. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES 1. Our substance is our wealth, assets, houses, land, retirement funds, our stuff Most 401k, 403b, IRA funds have never been tithed or taxed TITHE THE ESTATE CHURCH THE BENEFICHARY

  14. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES 2. And with the firstfruits of all thine increase: First means First, before deductions Increase may not be income

  15. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES Increases not included in income: • housing, utilities • car • scholarship • health insurance • employment security

  16. STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES • PLENTY! • How much in account? Plenty! • How much does it pay? Plenty! • How much in retirement fund? Plenty

  17. Time  Talent  Treasure • Encourage wills and trusts • Provide Resources • Speakers’ List • Stewardship Manual

  18. The Sense of Stewardship By God’s Grace Resolve To: • Give the Historic Benchmark, the TITHE • Move from NET to GROSS TITHE • Move UP a Level in Giving • Share the JOY of Faithful Stewardship

  19. The Sense of Stewardship When this sense of stewardship settles into our very soul, we arise with a fire in us

  20. The Sense of Stewardship • Creates a resolve in our heart to never disappoint our Lord • Creates a spirit of faithfulness and commitment in us • Drives us to be faithful out of gratitude not fear

  21. The Sense of Stewardship • God owns everything • God has entrusted His resources to me

  22. The Sense of Stewardship • Money is a testimony • Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; how that in a great trail of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God • II Corinthians 8:1-5

  23. The Sense of Stewardship Moreover it is required of stewards, that a man be found faithful 1 Corinthians 4:2

  24. The Sense of Stewardship Money is a tool If we love God, we can use money

  25. The Sense of Stewardship • The Tithe is: • the starting point • the minimum • the spring board • the historic benchmark

  26. Matthew 23:23 Ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgement, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. The Sense of Stewardship

  27. The Sense of Stewardship Jesus brought tithing up into the company of the weightier matters, mercy, justice, and faithfulness

  28. The Sense of Stewardship No one is too poor to give

  29. The Sense of Stewardship • 3 LEVELS OF GIVING Should Could Would

  30. The Sense of Stewardship SHOULD GIVE LEVEL is the tithe COULD GIVE LEVEL is sacrificial giving

  31. When we limit our lifestyle and give God the excess we move into the WOULD GIVE LEVEL The Sense of Stewardship

  32. The Sense of Stewardship • We must first give ourselves to the Lord • Grace causes giving to go before the need

  33. The Sense of Stewardship Grace takes giving to new heights