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Our Last Act of Stewardship
Why is it that nearly seventy percent of Americans leave this life without a Will or any plans for the worldly resources that God has given them over their lifetime?
This is an intriguing question. Especially when we think that what we do with our earthly possessions is a strong predictor of what is really important in our life. If we truly believe that God owns it all and we are His stewards, as stated in Genesis and throughout scripture, then how we plan and decide on what to do with all that God has entrusted to us as we leave this earth and stand before Him is vitally important.
Yet, we struggle to complete this final act of stewardship. And often times when we do go through the motions of planning for the distribution of our worldly goods, we follow the worldly pattern of “giving it all to our kids and loved ones.” While there is nothing wrong with this focus, we may want to ask ourselves a broader question of “Can I also use this last act of stewardship to give back to God who has blessed me over my life?”
As we get older we often understand that life is more about helping others than getting ahead for ourselves. What we do with the final distribution of our resources can reflect our commitment to these values. This is why the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary has taken the step to increase attention to this all-important, but often overlooked final act of stewardship.
The Seminary has asked Don Reed, a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America and who has worked in this area throughout his career, to be available to meet and visit with supporting and interested friends of the seminary about their Last Act of Stewardship.
“I believe that my background and experience in this area can allow me to be of help in serving the Seminary’s many friends to thoughtfully plan for this all-important final responsibility,” said Reed. “I want people to use this last opportunity to support not only their family and loved ones, but ministries of the church that they believe are needed and will continue the proclamation of the gospel truth.”
People who are interested in knowing more about working through their Last Act of Stewardship may contact Don Reed at 620-204-0699 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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