stew·ard·ship
/ˈst(y)o͞oərdˌSHip/
noun
the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property or money

What if we think about money the way God thinks about money? God intends for us to grow spiritually as we make financial decisions (Romans 12:2). This can actually be one of the most effective means of drawing close to God and glorifying God. Money is just one outward sign of an inward relationship with God. It's used as a means of keeping score in our society and this reflects on our relationship with God.

Stewardship is not about being guilted into giving or coerced in some way into giving. The goal is to pray, to converse with God and come to a decision about what is the right amount to give on an annual basis.

Once we come to a decision about how much to give, we may need to get help in changing our money habits, creating a budget, or learning how to give in a Godly way, with joy and thanksgiving.

"I remember completing a pledge card for my annual giving to the church but not knowing how to change my spending habits to fulfill my pledge. Once I got help by attending a personal financial workshop, I had a plan, a budget and a joyful outlook about my giving." - J.R. Atkins, Pastor Hapeville FUMC

Please pray and consider what you can give to Hapeville First United Methodist Church. Our mission is:
   
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world, connecting through arts, music, and discipleship.

Your annual, monthly or weekly pledge will help make this possible through the programs, outreach, mission and service of the church. Thank you for giving.


Please complete the form below to make a stewardship pledge to Hapeville First United Methodist Church.
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1 Timothy 6:6: “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” NKJV

Proverbs 13:22: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” NKJV

James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." NIV

 Luke 12:48 b "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" NIV