Giving matters ….
Your gifts to our church really do matter. They matter in so many ways and to so many people.
Please take a moment, now, or in the near future to consider all the ways in which Pintlala Baptist Church matters to you and your loved ones. Have you made new friends, found a quiet sanctuary in your busy life, discovered answers or surfaced new questions? Have you found a community of support, joy or comfort?
Your contribution supports our clergy, our worship services, our ministries, and social events – everything that makes us a community. It supports all the ingredients that go into making this church a place for learning, for service, for worship… a place for solace and celebration. Your giving throughout the year supports our church as a place that matters to us, to Pintlala and even to communities throughout the world.
Everything comes at a price. Operating expenses never go away. They don’t wait for the economy to recover or for oil prices to drop. We need to continue to fully fund our budget to ensure that the church’s current level of wonderful ministries that we have all grown accustomed to can continue.
Your gifts are greatly appreciated!
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Giving, Growing, Grounded
Who is a steward?
Stewardship should be more than just material and money matters. Stewardship describes the basic orientation of life as a gift of God. Christians are called to serve the world through their unique gifts given to us all by God that extend beyond the boundaries of race, gender or wealth. Wise and generous use of these gifts is a way of learning how to live as servants of Christ and “stewards of the mysteries of God”. (1 Corinthians 4:1)
How can God call you to give?
Stewardship is a personal as well as communal practice. At Pintlala Baptist Church there are countless opportunities in which stewardship may work itself into your life.
· Volunteering for ministries and mission projects
· Being a role model
· Special gifts
· Presence at Sunday School and Worship
· Growth in faithfulness and spiritual practices.
This sampling of stewardship opportunities reflects a basic attitude of Christian stewardship – the care and nurture of our life together. The partnership with others who share a longing for God.
What will happen?
When you contribute your time, talent and resources, ministry happens. As you discover your gifts and affirm the gifts of others, God will be present in all we do. Because of individual giving, we are able to do far more together than any of us can do alone. To affirm and share in PBC’s ministry is to encourage one another to be generous. To be generous is to be a steward for the sake of Christ (2 Corinthians 8:9).