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New Life Church Launches Stewardship Emphasis

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's New Life church in Gaithersburg, Md., recently hosted a stewardship emphasis series titled, “Money Moves.” Anthony O’Neal, financial literacy influencer and author, jumpstarted the series by delivering a message for worship service, followed by a Q & A session.

O’Neal’s message focused on how Christians should be stewards of God’s money. He shared four principles to help individuals in their journey to financial freedom: make the money, manage the money, multiply the money, and make the money matter. Following his message, attendees asked questions on topics ranging from investing to business ownership.

The series lasted seven weeks and featured other speakers, such as Michael Harpe, Stewardship director for the North American Division. Simultaneously, the church and the local community participated in a faith-based financial literacy curriculum called The BluePrint, which was created by Troy Levy, pastor of New Life.

“The goal of the series was to help families and communities develop tools to build their financial houses from the ground up and ultimately experience financial freedom,” says Levy.

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