"The new name more accurately describes our essential emphasis in light of this change," said Steve Weber, director of Stewardship Ministries.
"The new Stewardship Ministries will focus mainly on whole-life stewardship education for all ages."
Planned Giving Services, which served as the donor development ministry of the Stewardship Office for three decades, is becoming part of the newly created Church of the Nazarene Foundation
said Stewardship Ministries
will continue to promote financial giving to the World Evangelism Fund
It will also place special emphasis on the creation of quality resources to teach the biblical stewardship of time, talent, treasure, and touch (relationships) for carrying out the Great Commission
At the same time, Stewardship Ministries
will move forward in such areas as continued stewardship training for pastors and its Forward in Faith program to assist churches with affordable capital stewardship assistance.
"We continue to partner with Nazarene Youth International
, Children's Ministries
, World Mission
, USA/Canada Mission Evangelism
, International Board Of Education
, Nazarene Missions International
, and others to develop materials relevant to all age groups," said Weber