The fall Stewardship campaign is fast approaching! This years’ Stewardship campaign is “Mount Calvary Connects.” We connect with each other, our local community and the world. We will be appealing not only for pledges to fund current operations, but we will also be asking the congregation to fund three new ministry initiatives relating to connections. Those initiatives will be introduced in the near future, but until then, please contemplate why you give in the first place. Joyful giving can be broken into six different steps, and here is the first step. Look for a new step each week!
Chris Johnson, Stewardship Chair
I Recognize Your Need to Give
It is a fundamental spiritual and psychological principle that life and its gifts are to be used and shared. Life cannot be hoarded or it turns in upon itself and you lose it. “Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). We each have a deep inherent need to give. To give is to live! But unfortunately, instead of our own need to give, all too often we center on the need of the church to receive. The church does seek our support but we must remember it is God’s Church and it will prosper an flourish in God’s own good time whether we give to it or not. The wonder of it all is what God invites us to be a part of. God’s church and to experience the joy and blessing of generosity supporting and extending its mission. Just as a coin, Christian giving has two sides. For too long, we centered mostly on the side entitled The Need of the Church. We need to begin concentrating on the side headed My Need to Give for giving is an integral part of spiritual life and growth.
Thus ends part one of six. If you want to read ahead, here are all six steps: Joyful Giving Brochure