As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. —1 Peter 4:10
Stewardship is a way of life. A way of acknowledging God as Creator and Giver of all. Stewardship involves responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure. Stewards as disciples of Jesus Christ see themselves as caretakers of all God’s gifts. Gratitude for these gifts is expressed in prayer, worship, offering, and action by eagerly sharing our gifts out of love for God and one another.
Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Stewardship is not just a program, or a method of fundraising, it is a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent, and treasure we have each received. It is a grateful awareness that all we have and all we are comes freely from God. When we offer our lives back to God in love, He blesses that generosity a hundredfold.
The Pennsylvania Conference Stewardship team is here to serve you. Our goal is to provide resources, information and training for local churches, families, and individuals.
How We Serve
- We teach local leaders how to develop a stewardship program and train pastors to develop programs in their churches.
- We educate individuals, families, parents, and children by defining stewardship, promoting generosity and providing opportunities to partner in God’s work.
- We offer and conduct seminars on the Biblical principles of money management for both personal and church financial matters.
Adventist Giving allows you to return your tithe and give your offerings online through your local church’s website or through our Conference’s online giving account.
Power the Mission
God powers His last-day mission through our faithful return of tithes, offerings, bequests, and other gifts. Generosity opens the way for abundant blessings upon our lives. Equip people to engage in God’s blessings through giving, now and in the future, and support specific projects that change lives and draw people to Christ.
Leave a Legacy
Life is about transitions. About growing from child, to adult, to senior. About extending God’s kingdom from generation to generation. We are here to help you leave a lasting legacy that will impact people for eternity.
Heart & Treasure
“Five Tips for a Debt-free Christmas”, “Do People in their 30’s Need to Plan for Retirement”, “How to Afford College”. These are just a few of the topics you’ll find in the North American Division Heart & Treasure newsletter. Sign up to the receive the newsletter automatically. Read previous issues. Check articles on practical, real-life topics.
Stewardship Jack is a black Goldendoogle who helps teach children ages 3-7 about generosity and honesty. Resources on Jack’s site allow parent and child to learn together from the adventures of Stewardship Jack. Children learn to value and follow God’s direction, use the talents He has given them, and more. There are videos, links to family-friendly resources, and much more.
The Mysterious Note
The Mysterious Note is a feature film produced by the North-American Division Stewardship Department and One Mustard Seed. Written and directed by Rich Aguilera, “The Mud Guy,” the film looks to teach parents and kids what it means to be a good steward of the things God has entrusted them with. Teacher resources are available that includes lesson plan and ideas on how to utilize this movie to teach your students about stewardship principles.