Stewardship Branch

Branch Purpose: To provide leadership, education, and awareness in the area of Christian Stewardship.

Branch Vision: All members and friends of Mt Pisgah will understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, by practicing good Christian Stewardship, and manifesting their understanding with tangible commitments of prayer, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Guiding Scriptures: 

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.  Mark 12:30-31

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only James 1:22

It is out of love for God, love for one another, and the realization of God’s infinite love for each of us, that we can truly understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It is out of love that we are called to action. Let it not be said we are merely believers, but rather good Christian stewards of all that God has abundantly given us.

Branch Composition:
Branch Steward (1)
Standing Members (4-6)
Lay Leader (1)
Pastor (1)
Servant Teams (as required based on plans and focus areas; may be new or may be existing Servant Teams currently aligned with other Branches)
Ad hoc Members (Other Branch Stewards or other branch representatives who join for a short period of time based on particular focus area)

Guiding Principles

Branch Guiding Principles, Our Membership Vows: Each member, or those seeking membership, will be expected to embrace and uphold these vows.

"As members (disciples) of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?

WE WILL!!!

"Will you be loyal to The United Methodist Church, and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?"

WE WILL!!! 

Prayer – We will have an active prayer life. We will reach out to God with prayers of praise, forgiveness, guidance and direction, community and relationship, intersession, peace in our world and our lives. We will then actively listen for God’s response.

Presence – We will be here. God is here each time we gather together. We will be here with Him. We will attend worship, fellowship, Sunday School, Bible Study, other educational opportunities, events, mission projects, and other activities supported by Mt Pisgah.

Gifts – We will give of our financial resources and our spiritual gifts. We will strive to give a minimum of a tithe to the ministries and long term debt of the church.

Service – We will give of our time. We will proactively find at least one area where we can lend our service to the ministries of the church. We will leverage the spiritual gifts that God has given to each of us.

Witness – We will be ambassadors for Jesus Christ. We will “go and tell”. We will actively engage others in our faith and live as an example of Jesus Christ and His teachings.