“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Where is your treasure going?
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, described the work of the church in the simplest terms: “Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.” He modeled modest living and sacrificial giving. At Alpharetta Methodist, we strive to help all of God’s children whenever and wherever we can. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry, through our congregation, we are the heart, spirit and hands of God’s outreaching love.
The dictionary defines “stewardship” as serving as one who manages another’s property, finances or other affairs. It’s not just a means for the church to raise money. It’s a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s – all of our time, talents, treasures, health and wealth. They are all given to us by God to use and care for responsibly, and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth. The Bible teaches about responsibility to share with others and is filled with examples of grateful response to God’s generous gifts.
Perhaps another word for stewardship is love — God’s love working upon and through us. Your prayers, presence, gifts and service are important in helping Alpharetta Methodist contribute to missions around the world; operate ministry programs that make disciples of men, women and children; maintain our church building and grounds; and pay the salaries of the pastors and staff who oversee ministry areas.
You may make gifts in a variety of forms. Click here to learn about the many ways to give.
For more information about giving to Alpharetta Methodist and the church’s ministries, please contact:
Financial Administrator Connie Powell