I Want to Be All in on Stewardship
What is STEWARDSHIP?
Stewardship is the proper management of my life in order to enhance God’s Kingdom.
It is the recognition of His Lordship in my life.
Relevant Bible Statistics
Jesus talked about money 16 out of 38 parables: 1 out of 10 verses in the Gospels.
The Bible devotes around 500 verses on prayer; less than 500 verses on Faith; but over 2,000 verses on money and possessions.
In the survey report in Behind the Stained Glass Windows, 96% of the pastors surveyed believed that almost 80% of their budget was given by 20% of the people.
Reasons Not to Have a Stewardship Month
1. We are not in a crisis.
Stewardship is not about raising money, it is about God raising His children.
2.People will get upset and leave.
I have never met anyone who gave with a joyful heart who left over messages on stewardship.
3. The church will grow financially as it grows numerically.
John Maxwell “Church Giving: The last thing to arrive at church and the first thing to leave.”
COMMITMENT is NOT AN AUTOMATIC PROCESS.
Reasons To Have a Stewardship Month
It will stretch us Spiritually.
You will grow more this month probably than any other month.
It will help us with first time tithers/givers.
It will help us re-commit regular tithers.
It Asks for a commitment.
Jesus Is Asking YOU for A Committment
1. Count the Cost
2. Pick Up Your Cross
3. Follow Immediately