Join us every day at this time during Share the Love month as we introduce you to one of our lovely authors at Outskirts Press.
James Tawiah Mensah, an Electrical Engineering Technician by profession and a Certified Minister by calling, is currently a student at the Berean School of the Bible. He is the Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Ebenezer Assembly of God Church, Bronx, New York, USA. James T. Mensah is also a recipient of the Billie Davies Award for Excellence in Christian Education (By Discipleship Ministry of the General Council of the Assembly of God, USA) for achieving a high standard of teaching excellence for the year 2009. Teaching the Word of God uncompromisingly is his ministry. Originally from Ghana, he now resides in New York City.
“I cannot deny the fact that I appreciated every bit of the journey of my book’s publication. I am happy to announce to you that I’m grateful to all that contributed to make it successful. May the good Lord bless you.”
“…FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER…”
Giving in all circles of life had produced some contentions, culminating in large organizations and well-knitted societies splitting into factions. The church had not been an exception. The church experienced her fair share of such conflicts over the years. Some of these conflicts in some churches could have been averted if proper and adequate biblical principles and knowledge were applied. Various reasons could be ascribed to these ugly scenarios. One of these reasons could be too much demand for money, while the other could be the attitude of demeaning those who could not meet the quota set by the church. Unfortunately, I have seen and heard some church leaders who are stuck to the status quo, though it’s outright wrong. This idea of “I need ten people to give me (stated) amount.” Its popularity is encouraging these leaders to apply it as the way of collecting money in the church. The Bible stipulated only these ways to collect money in the church of God. These are first fruit, tithing and offering, or what others call collection. The offering must be named, say, Building offering, Love offering, Pastor’s Appreciation offering, Funeral offering, Men’s Ministry offering, Children’s Day offering, etc. Why our refusal to just obey? The dilemma here is offering had been reduced to mean only small value of money be given when it is called for. Instead of thorough teaching on the subject of giving, it is left in a vacuum. This book fills that vacuum.