The Treasure Principle Stewardship emphasis led by Maple Trail Ministry Consultants and the Columbia Baptist Church is officially complete.
The 6-week emphasis was the first stewardship emphasis led by Maple Trail consultants and the first stewardship-only emphasis in the church since 1957.
During the emphasis, 7 different ministry strategies were conducted. Everything from a church-wide Sunday school emphasis to passionate weekly sermons on giving to interactive Sunday evening Bible studies to family to family financial counseling sessions to a 2-day personal finance and budgeting seminar to church and community analysis all of which focused on stewardship and eternal investing.
The final two ministry efforts were a Church & Community Analysis led by Maple Trail consultant Andrew Dyer and Family-to-Family Financial Counseling led by Shane and Jennifer Garrison.
Dyer presented a 2-hour session which invited various church leaders to consider the community’s demographic data, along with outreach efforts, all in order to see their community with a Great Commission vision. Dyer, who is a former missionary to Poland and presently a pastor, helped church leaders evaluate the culture their church is placed within.
The final strategy was family to family financial counseling. Garrison and Garrison counseled five different families from the church. These two-hour sessions strive to help the families get on the same page. These sessions are a mixture of marriage counseling and personal budgeting counseling, all in a safe, welcoming, conversational atmosphere.
This partnership has been outstanding. Maple Trail has been honored to be affiliated with such a fine church body.