A recent training event in Mongolia explored how stewardship can support the church’s emphasis on spiritual renewal. Erika Puni has more.
Seven recommendations to improve stewardship ministries strategies were voted for consideration and implementation by the Adventist Church in the Northern-Asia Pacific region at a Stewardship Summit held in May, in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia – just one of the countries served by the church in that region. A summit like this one, typically targets top regional administrative church leadership, including executive committee members, officers and departmental leaders, as well as selected theologians from the region’s Adventist Universities and Colleges, selected pastors and lay delegates. There were approximately 80 participants in all, including pastors from Mongolia – where the Summit was being held.
The aim was to provide specialized orientation in stewardship ministries for these delegates. The emphasis was on a holistic approach to stewardship and how Biblical stewardship can serve the church’s emphasis on world-wide revival and reformation, at both personal and corporate levels; and inform the practice of leadership. Attendees seemed to appreciate this approach which certainly includes encouraging members to be faithful to God by returning His tithe and giving freewill offerings.