IT'S ALL HIS
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”
Psalm 24:1 NKJV
Depression-era businessman R. G. LeTourneau (1888-1969) understood the importance of stewarding one’s work and influence for the advancement of God’s kingdom. He recognized that God owns everything; we are just stewards. His commitment to being a good steward led him to become a millionaire, while giving 90% of his income to God. No, you didn’t read that wrong. He gave 90% and lived on 10% and still had more than he could spend.
The father of modern earth-moving equipment, LeTourneau was among the few men who amassed a fortune during the Great Depression. He did this in spite of his unconventional—some would say ridiculous—business practices, including giving away company profits and giving workers Sundays off, even while production lagged behind schedule. His entire professional life was molded by a deeply committed and rewarding partnership with the Lord Jesus Christ, the true owner of his company.
This kind of life and testimony is only possible when we live with the revelation that God owns it all. Because He is good and merciful and generous, He has entrusted each of us with a temporary stewardship of certain possessions and resources. Because God designs each of us with a unique purpose in mind, we are each given a corresponding stewardship consisting of everything that we need to accomplish His divine plan for our lives.
“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”
2 Peter 1:3 (NKJV)
At Vintage Church, we recognize our stewardship of God’s dream for this community and this region. FORWARD represents this stewardship as we lay the foundation for God’s work to continue in this area for generations to come.