RESOURCES

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."

Dr. Angel

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



TITHING BOOKMARKS

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."

Douglas

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

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