While I was a pastor, I began most years with a stewardship emphasis. I Corinthians 4:2 (Amplified) says, "Moreover it is essentially required of stewards that a man should be found faithful (proving himself worthy of trust). On an estate a steward was one who manage the supervision of servants.

Furthermore, it was said that the steward kept the accounts of the estate. God has placed within the hands of all of us certain things that we are to manage. I have often used the three 'Ts" when I have preached or taught on stewardship. First of all we should be faithful stewards of our time. Paul writes in Ephesians 5:16 (NAS) "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil." Time is in a person's control; he can use it wisely or waste it. Stewardship involves scheduling and proper use of time. The famous missionary, C.T. Studd, said, "Only one, life twill soon be past; only what's done for Christ will last." Invest your time in the service of our Lord. Make the most of today in living and loving for Christ. We are not only stewards of our time, but we are also stewards of our talent. Jesus taught the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. While one person received five talents, another two, and another one, all were given a talent. Every person has a talent, an ability to do something. However, many squander their talents using them for the enemy. Take your talent and dedicated to the Lord. Be accountable to him for what He has given you. Don't waste time in comparing your talents to others; God does not measure us by the talents and abilities of others. Finally we are to be stewards of our treasures. Do realize that he prodigal son in Luke 15 had authority over his possessions? However, he wasted them on wild living. God demands that a certain portion (ten percent) belongs to Him. Therefore, according to Malachi 3:8, we are to bring the tithe into the storehouse. Tithing and giving of one's treasures bring the blessing of God. All of us can use the blessing of God on our lives. God has blessed each of us and allowed us to see 2017. Let's not waste this year, but let us be good stewards/managers of our time, talent, and treasures.  

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Declaration of Faith

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2017 YWEA Project

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YWEA will expand the ministry vision of Rosalba through the COTA Project.

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We would like to welcome Bishop David and Sonja Kemp to the North Central Region!  The Kemps are coming to us from South Carolina where they have been serving as Church Ministries Directors. 

They will arrive in Bismarck next week and we are excited to have them in the North Central Region!