Stewardship: Afire with God (Annapolis District)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Stewardship is a dirty word in most churches. Pastors preach about it knowing they must while members sit uncomfortably through the “it’s-that-time-again” sermons and other appeals. Afire with God urges ministries and congregations to become stewards-in-action in all God has entrusted to us. Members go beyond thinking in terms of dollars contributed to see stewardship as becoming living examples of the gospel. “Real stewardship is radical, which means going to the roots of our faith. If we take stewardship seriously - and joyfully - it won’t be just another addition to the same old programs we’ve been doing in our congregations. It will change our thinking, acting and imagining. And it will change our vision of ministry, working from the inside out.” Transform who you are becoming and what you can do in the world.
Required text: Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards by Betsy Schwarzentraub. ISBN: 978-08817-7520-4
Course schedule: May 20 (9am-4pm) and 21 (1pm-5pm)