Gordon Botting, director
As a local church pastor over the years, I learned that about 35 percent of our members don't pay tithe and about 55 percent do not contribute to the local church budget. Sometimes people stop giving deliberately because they are upset about church policies or personalities, but I believe the majority do not contribute because they don't think they can fit it into their budget. There just doesn't seem to be enough money to go around.
That's why I developed a practical four-day program to help our members and guests from our communities, better manage their finances. During the last 10 years I've had the privilege of sharing the ABC's of Financial Freedom series with about 7,000 people in more than 300 churches. I help participants develop an action plan for their financial future and show them how to design and stay within a workable budget. More recently we've developed the ABC's of Financial Freedom Leaders Guide with PowerPoint presentation and overheads which enable local church members to lead The ABC's of Financial Freedom series themselves.
Stewardship Resource Materials:
2015 Offering Readings
Financial Resource Materials
The Stewpot" monthly bulletin insert:
Maricel Felarca, administrative assistant
After working for seven years at the Northern California Conference Office of Education, Maricel moved to the Pacific Union Conference on June 1, 2013. She serves as an administrative assistant for the Asian/Pacific Ministries and Stewardship Department. Prior to coming to the US, she worked at the Southern Asia-Pacific Division for more than four years. She is a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty in Organizational Management (CAP-OM) and a current member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She's an IAAP Member of Excellence for 2013-2014.