You Can Have a Kingdom Impact
During my freshman year of college, Professor Lyle Bundy taught my class of bright-eyed 18-year-olds something that I’ll never forget – that ministry isn’t just preaching or leading worship; it’s a decision to fulfill the Great Commission call on your life to bring hope and redemption to a broken world. For some Christians, that might look like striking up a conversation with a coworker at the water cooler. For others, it’s translating the Bible into the languages of unreached people groups.
For me, it’s church finance.
This was good news, because I always knew I wanted to serve God, but none of the obvious vocational ministry tracks my friends were taking seemed like a good fit for my personality and strengths.
“Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons and service.”
Os Guinness, The Call
As one of God’s precious creations, on my best days, I know that I am created in his image. The Image of God in me is a catalyst for that special devotion and dynamism to everyday work hard to see a future where every child has a church.
In many of his letters to the early church, the Apostle Paul wrote about spiritual gifts, saying, “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with the Church. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to one another.”
Just like the body needs different parts to function, every church needs a variety of people with a variety of strengths to prosper. An important and often overlooked need in any church is a bookkeeper who can keep the church’s finances above reproach and who can offer financial guidance.
With an effective bookkeeper, churches are better stewards of their funds and are empowered to do more with their money, which leads to more opportunities to shepherd people toward Christ. Freeing up time for pastors to focus on what God has called and equipped them to do, Stadia bookkeepers maintain financial integrity on behalf of the churches with whom we work.
My experience on Stadia’s bookkeeping team has been nothing short of incredible. I never thought I would be a church planter. Though God hasn’t called me through an obvious path to traditional vocational ministry, here I am, working closely with thirteen remarkable pastors who are on the front lines, planting churches that intentionally care for children. Within the next three years, Stadia will partner with men and women like you and me to plant 1,000 new churches globally. This scale of kingdom impact is unfathomable & I know I want to be a part of it.
You can be a direct part of this Kingdom impact, too! Use your gifting and calling to advance the Church. Here are a few ways to start:
Give Generously – your gift will directly impact the hope being brought to communities across the globe.
Pray – become a prayer partner and join us as we pray for church planters and leaders.
Plant – start your church planting journey! The world needs more church planters.
Amber originally hails from sunny Sarasota, Florida but found her home in Kissimmee, Florida after graduating from Johnson University Florida with a B.A. in Humanities and Biblical Studies in 2017. With experience in donor & alumni relations, fundraising, event planning, and social media marketing in the Advancement department at her alma mater, Amber comes to Stadia excited to join the bookkeeping team and to bloom where she’s planted. Amber is married to her best friend and college sweetheart, with whom she shares a love of the arts, binge watching Netflix originals, collecting postcards, and experimenting in the kitchen with plant-based foods.