This year the Stewardship Committee is chaired by Corey Booker. Joining Corey are Joseph Thompson, Roger Hart, Jr., Alexis Lyons, Joe Andrews, Colby Benton, Steve Murphy, Matt Benton, Dan Berlin, and Dianne Moore. Providing support and coordination of many moving parts are the Trinity Staff. If you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Stewardship Committee.
Growing Disciples – Inspiring Generosity is grounded in 2 Corinthians verses 6-8: 6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
Corey Booker referenced this scripture in her remarks to the congregation as this year’s Stewardship Drive started. Additionally, she focused on a key piece for the Stewardship Committee: Our goal is for every member to submit a promise, no matter the size of the promise as every promise makes a difference. By increasing our participation, we improve our capacity to carry out the work the good Lord needs us to do.
On Sunday, February 18, Alexis Lyons will be sharing the Stewardship Moment in all three worship services.
Then on Sunday, February 25, the Stewardship Committee will provide a free breakfast for you. There are two opportunities at 9:30 and again at 10:45. These breakfast sessions are designed to provide the congregation an overview of how our financial promises build every facet of the church’s annual budget.
Also, in this presentation is an opportunity to ask questions, to thank the congregation, and celebrate our success in 2017. Each member of the Stewardship Committee extends a personal invitation to you to attend one of the breakfast meetings. No matter which worship service or Sunday school class that you attend, we really need to have you at one of those breakfast meetings. Please note that child care is provided during either breakfast.
For many years, our congregation has “sown bountifully” with our financial promises. From that sowing God has blessed our work abundantly.
God has more work for us to do. He needs our collective generosity.
Promise Sunday is March 4
Giving is a spiritual act. Through our financial support of the ministries of the church we put our faith into practice. Not only is this vital to underwrite and make possible the many ministries of the church, but for each of us it is a spiritual exercise. When we give we prioritize, we make decisions, and in a very tangible way we determine God’s place and importance of our lives.
The Biblical guideline is the tithe, or first fruits. It means that we dedicate to God the first 10% of our income. (Malachi 3:8-10).
Learn more about giving to Trinity on our GIVE page.