“It was a blessing to experience the Generosity Symposium,” stated Pastor Alex Horton, “The Word of GOD, the presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, materials, gifts, and the special ASI (Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries) business luncheon were superb. It was organized by our South Central Stewardship Ministries team, Elder Michael Harpe, director, and Elder James Lewis, associate. Event team members/presenters included Attorney Rick Hutchinson, Gulf States Conference stewardship/trust director, Pastor Larry Bailey, South Central pastor, former stewardship director, northeastern conference, Dr. Theodore Brown Sr., associate professor, management, Oakwood University, and Jeremy Anderson, author of Prodigal to Prodigy and four other works—ASI speaker. The event was extraordinarily well put together which included the area churches and was well done. The Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church family, Birmingham, Alabama was blessed. The New Life Praise Team from Huntsville, Alabama served as our guest music and rendered melodious praise and worship music for the morning worship experience. Powerful! Inspirational! Fantastic! The Symposium ministered to our hearts with practical and faithful instructions that were evangelistic and encouraging.”
On Sabbath morning, October 19th, Sabbath-school time, the Generosity Symposium began with a workshop by James Lewis (pictured below) entitled “Principles of Productivity;” Lewis shared practical financial sense about money and the gospel; next was a generosity spot light by Larry Bailey, “Managers or Owners,” which laid the foundation of our role as stewards. At offertory time, Michael Harpe highlighted the significance of the tithe and the difference between the function of it and the local offering. Sabbath afternoon, Ted Brown dealt with “Financial Wellness,” and debt free living. Bailey likewise followed sharing a breakout on “Equal Giving vs. Equal Sacrifice,” the true spirit of giving and sacrifice.
Symposium presenter: James Lewis, associate stewardship […]