Saturday, June 11, 2011

Teena Stewart's Benevolence

Teena M. Stewart has served in ministry leadership for years, most recently at Northgate Christian Fellowship in Benicia, California and at Java Journey Coffee Shop Ministry,, in Hickory, North Carolina where she and her husband, Jeff, an ordained minister, currently serve in market place ministry.

Teena's published articles have appeared in Leadership, Discipleship Journal, Ministry Magazine and many other publications. Book credits include Successful Small Groups from Concept to Practice (Beacon Hill), co-authoring The World's Easiest Pocket Guide to Money and Marriage with Jeff Stewart and Larry Burkett and contributions to several anthologies, most recently Follow Your Dreams (Thomas Nelson).

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Teena is also an artist and jewelry designer. Visit her art website at In addition, she uses her administrative and creative skills to oversee Safe Harbor Rescue Mission's Resource Warehouse and Gallery,

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Benevolence: Ministry to the Poor and Needy

A sign of Christian maturity is our willingness to look beyond our own needs to care for the needs of others. Scripture references more than 2,000 passages regarding the poor and needy. Giving back is clearly important to God.

Many want to care for the poor and disadvantaged but don’t know how to connect with needs. Others may already be giving back, but need guidance to prevent them from doing a disservice to themselves or those they assist. Still others struggle with how to launch and/or manage benevolence ministries. Ministry leader and author Teena Stewart responds to these challenges in her book Benevolence: Ministry to the Poor and Needy which encourages and equips Christians for effective benevolence ministry.

The book’s unique accompaniments includes interviews with individuals involved in benevolence ministries across the nation as well as how-to advice for developing benevolence teams and boards. The wealth of information covers sample mission statements, guidelines, policies and procedures, resources, outreach ideas, promotional ideas, an appendix of benevolence resources, and chapter questions to help readers reflect on best benevolence practices related to benevolence ministry.

The book targets benevolence-minded individuals seeking to improve how they minister to the needy, plus pastors and church leaders wishing to motivate and equip congregational members in the realm of benevolence.

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Teena is giving away a copy of Benevolence. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Anonymous said...

This book looks very good.

Meredith said...

I like the summary! Sounds like a good book!

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