Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EDT on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore what scripture tells us about both our identity and how we live as God’s stewards. Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and hopefully spark new ways of living generously together in Christ.
June: A conversation with The Rev. Rusty Rushing
The Rev. Rusty Rushing will join us for our Steward Sparks session on June 22. Rusty serves in a shared pastorate with the Peace and Little Church on the Lane congregations in Charlotte, NC. He has selected Deuteronomy 26:1-11 for our discussion.
Get to know Rusty a little bit before we meet in June!
What does being God’s steward mean to you?
It means that everything belongs to God and all of life is stewardship. All that I have, including the very breath that I breathe, is simply entrusted to me to use for God’s purposes.
Share a little about a recent gift of time, talent, treasure, or testimony you made that was meaningful to you.
Our 85-year-old neighbor recently lost his wife of 31 years to cancer. They did not have a church family, so he asked if I would be willing to plan and lead the service. I happily agreed. After the service, with tears in his eyes, he looked at me and said “Wow…you nailed it. What a gift…”
What excites you about what God is doing through the collective stewardship of the people in your congregation?
I am very excited to serve as the Pastor for Peace Church and Little Church on the Lane as we embark on a new journey to develop a collaborative ministry to use our collective assets, talents, and gifts to better nourish the Charlotte community with the love of Jesus.
What’s one goal you have for yourself as a steward this year?
To grow as a steward leader. In the words of Simon Sinek, “Leadership is not about being in charge. It’s about taking care of those in your charge.”
Coming in July
The Rev. Bevon White, pastor at Faith Moravian Church of the Nation’s Capital in Washington, DC, will join us.
How: Register on Zoom for one, several, or all of the sessions!
For more information, please contact Laura at email@example.com or 336-725-2589. We look forward to sparking stewardship, together!