President Benjamin Jones has declared 2018 as “The Year of Stewardship! To meet this objective, Stewardship Ministries has begun planning visits to our churches and territories. We are bringing the new Breathe Conferences across the field. Our thrust is Lifestyle Generosity! For an understanding of Breathe and Revolutionary Generosity Lifestyle, go to our page:
We kicked our first Breath Conference off at Ephesus in Birmingham, AL in October 2017. The Church was blessed and we were too in sharing. Many of are pastors have signed up their churches already at workers meeting in December 2017. If you would like to register your church for this experience, please contact us, our info is below. Then we can work out the logistics.
Now for the First Quarter Highlights 2018, this is one of our thrusts…
Sabbath School Superintendents see if your pastor is available to teach at least 4 times (as he or she is able/let them chose the weekend) during this first quarter. It would be great if you included your elders and other key board members in this first quarter thrust. In doing this, your members will see leadership set the tone for the year emphasizing stewardship themes and “The Year of Stewardship.”
The companion book to the first quarter Sabbath School Lesson, “Stewardship: Motives of the Heart,” is written by my friend Dr. John Mathews, North American Division stewardship ministry director.
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This book may be acquired free (*to members of South Central Conference Churches) from us; email, text us, or phone our Secretary, Mrs. Ellowyn Bell at the conference office. First come first serve until they run out. They may also be ordered at your nearest Adventist Book Center or online: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/.
Other First Quarter Resources
from the NAD Stewardship Ministries Department
God bless as we share in “The Year of Stewardship!”
Elders Michael Harpe & James Lewis
Stewardship Ministries director and associate
Elder Michael Harpe, Director
Elder James Lewis, Associate
Mrs. Ellowyn Bell, Secretary
615-226-6500, Ext. 128 Office, (Harpe)
205-541-3887, Cell (Harpe)
614-361-7058, Cell (Lewis)
615-226-6500, Ext. 139 Office (Bell, Lewis)
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21).