Presentation on theme: "2012 STEWARDSHIP Your Church’s Name Equal Sacrifice not Equal Giving."— Presentation transcript:
2012 STEWARDSHIP Your Church’s Name Equal Sacrifice not Equal Giving
STEWARDSHIP What is it? – –Established as long as the Church - found in the Old Testament – –Commitment – –Sacrifice – –Membership with Christ’s Body – –Between you and God – –Necessary for the growth of our parish – –Necessary for individual Salvation – –Needed for the privilege of voting at the Assembly meeting
STEWARDSHIP What it is not! – –Membership – –Fundraising – –A program – –Temporary – –A new concept – –Created by the parish council
STEWARDSHIP MUST BE Spiritually based A balance of Time, Talents and Treasure
TO GROW YOUR GARDEN, THREE THINGS ARE NEEDED…
SUN-a self-luminous heavenly body; star Time Volunteer Serve the Church Lend a hand Lead a project Set an example
WATER-to sprinkle, moisten, or drench Talents What unique qualities do you have that can contribute to the Church’s needs? Electrician Carpenter Gardener Cook Accountant Painter
FERTILIZE-to make fertile; enrich; to make productive. Treasures With God’s guidance, determine what you can do We are expected to be Good Stewards with what God has given us Make your commitment TODAY! A monthly commitment helps the Church budget for it’s expenses
2012 STEWARDSHIP 1 Mark 12:41-43 The Widow's Offering Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small coins, worth only a few cents. Calling His disciples to Him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.“ Our Stewardship focus for 2012 - Equal Sacrifice, not Equal Giving! Our Stewardship focus for 2012 - Equal Sacrifice, not Equal Giving!
FAMILY BUDGET ITEMAMOUNTTIME SAVED Coffee (one less cup/week)$2.1052$109.20 Gasoline (one gallon/week)$3.7552$195.00 Restaurant (one time/week)$10.0052$520.00 Movie (one time/month)$20.0012$240.00 Children's allowance ($1/week)$1.0052$52.00 Library (one paperback)$3.9512$47.40 TOTAL $1,163.60 100 parishioners$116,360 300 parishioners$349,080 500 parishioners$581,800 1000 parishioners$1,163,600 Small changes make a very big difference!
TIME & TALENTS Church related projects Building issues Grounds issues Events Educational board Professional contact list
WHAT YOU CAN DO! Complete your 2012 Stewardship Commitment Card Volunteer your Time & Talents Attend a Stewardship seminar Attend a Ministry Sunday Read articles and books about Stewardship Visit web sites for additional information