Although the church is made up of individuals, we find our strength in our united efforts. Each member plays a vital role in the body of Christ so that all may contribute to the picture of Jesus that the world sees. We recognize that our time, or talents, and our possessions are not our own, but a trust given to us by a loving Creator.
The psalmist writes, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). That is why the Seventh-day Adventist Church has developed a suggested program of systematic giving.