The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America will hold a special online Stewardship Congress to reach members across the thousands of churches and congregations in the 24-union territory on August 14, 2021. The event is intended to provide spiritual encouragement and will focus on Bible principles during a time where many are facing economic and physical stress, organizers say.
“Many of our church members are going through difficult times through the global crisis of the pandemic, so we believe this is the right time to encourage them spiritually with God’s promises of protection and blessings,” says Pastor Roberto Herrera, stewardship ministries director for the church in Inter-America and main organizer of the congress. “There are so many who have lost their jobs, who are struggling with the loss of their loved ones, and many of them may feel like distancing themselves from God and the church, while others during moments of crisis cling to God.”
The congress will help leaders and members see God’s blessings amid their struggles while focusing on the promises detailed in the Scriptures and the mission still in need to be fulfilled in their community. It’s all about reaffirming the faith of each member in the plan God has for each one of his children, adds Herrera.
Themed “God Will Provide,” the two-hour online program will highlight God’s plan through offerings and the tithing system.
“The Inter-American Division is convinced that Christian stewardship and the spirituality of the church is vital in fulfilling the mission year-round,” says Herrera. While all 24 unions, or church regions, throughout the division have had an ongoing stewardship program during the year, a division-level congress will help support the life and missionary growth of the church, he says.
Unions in the territory are already planning to tune into the online congress intertwined with their local conferences and missions Christian stewardship activities throughout the IAD, Herrera says.
The congress will be held in English, Spanish, and French. Special guest keynote speakers will be featured, including Paul Douglas and Benjamin Maxson from the Adventist World Church, and evangelists Alejandro Bullón and Pierre Laguerre, as well as division administrators and leaders.
To view Inter-America’s Stewardship Congress on August 14, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. (Miami Time), visit webcast.interamerica.org.