World Relief – Financial Stewardship
A number of years ago, Joe Davis (our then-pastor of business and stewardship) was introduced to Jean Paul Ndagijimana, the African Director for World Relief. The two men quickly discovered that they shared a passion to further the cause of biblical stewardship education. At Jean Paul’s invitation, Joe made several trips to Nairobi, Kenya, working through World Relief to develop stewardship training programs with the senior pastors of 22 large churches from various denominations.
In one week-long retreat setting, the dialogue on stewardship priorities led to the conclusion that the greatest need was for small group training. Joe and others helped these Kenyan brothers develop the content and outline, and a team of writers from the various congregations produced a culturally relevant student training manual: He Owns, I Manage, which was published in December of 2009. The initial printing of 3000 was quickly distributed and rewrite for the second printing is underway at this time. Training and implementation is also in progress.
The stewardship growth of these Kenyan churches is manifested in their plans to provide this material and training to villages throughout the country and beyond in their tribal languages. Translations in Swahili, Kenyan-Rwanda and French are being considered.
This has been a strategic initiative which came from the contributions of the Fullerton congregation in partnership with the African church through Africa Hope.
Goals for the project: