OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2012
Stewardship Roots was first presented at the Stewardship Summit and Stewardship Consultation held in Cohutta Springs, Georgia, USA, in March 1994. Dr. Angel Rodriguez, who then served as the Associate Director of the General Conference Biblical Research Institute, prepared it in response to a request for a document on the theology of tithe and offerings. Presentations of this "first attempt" at a theology of Stewardship were heard with keen interest by church administrators and stewardship directors at the summit. Three documents were published in book form. This current edition is a re-design of the same content by the GC Stewardship Ministries department with whom the copyright subsists. Stewardship directors and educators are encouraged to make use of this work, and reproduce it as needed. The print-files can be made available.
A better appreciation of these important subjects that describe the very unique relationship between God and man will surely lead to spiritual growth of individuals and congregations."
A better appreciation of these important subjects that describe the very unique relationship between God and man will surely lead to spiritual growth of individuals and congregations. Discussion questions follow each chapter for easy use in group work.
Stewardship Roots: Towards a Theology of Stewardship, Tithe, Offerings, by Dr. Angel Rodrigues, former director of the Biblical Research Institute, Silver Spring, MD. Available from GC Stewardship Ministries, www.adventiststewardship.com
If you've been looking for an easy to read, useful educational resource for your congregation, your youth group or to hand out during your next stewardship promotion, look no further. The General Conference (GC) Stewardship Ministries department is happy to share with you these newly designed bookmarks. Feel free to order them from the department, or ask for the printable files for production.
The first one offers ten frequently asked questions and answers on the topic of tithing. The second one offers six essential facts about Christian Stewardship. The principles of tithing and stewardship impact the Christian life broadly and these bookmarks may serve to get people started on the road to full exploration of these essential themes for a committed and generous Christian life.
Bookmark 1: Ten Tithing Questions Answered (in English or Spanish) Bookmark 2: Facts about Christian Stewardship (in English or Spanish) Produced by the GC Stewardship Ministries Department. Place orders via: 2501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Tel: +1 (301) 680-6157. Fax: +1 (301) 680-6155. www.adventiststewardship.com/resources
TITHING, TEST ME IN THIS
In these uncertain economic times, does it really make sense to tithe? Douglas LeBlanc thinks the answer is clear enough in Malachi 3:10, where God goes so far as to tell us, “Test me in this.” The people profiled in this book have done exactly that—and the effect on their lives has been dramatic.
The people profiled in this book have done exactly that—and the effect on their lives has been dramatic."
In these intimate journalistic portraits, LeBlanc shows us true tithing in action. From members of the clergy, to best-selling authors, to social activists both conservative and liberal, these are the lives of real people who tithe in joy and plenty, in the face of poverty and natural disaster, in community and missionally, and as a spiritual practice commanded by God. They come from different backgrounds and live in varying degrees of financial comfort; but they all tithe—and wouldn’t have it any other way. Through their eyes we come to understand this ancient practice as God’s call to a life of generosity, compassion, and joy.
Tithing, Test Me in This, by Douglas Leblanc, Phyllis Tickle (General Editor). Available at publishers Thomas Nelson: www.thomasnelson.com