1:10 Pastor Crawford introduces Fellowship's Business Administrator, Monty Rivers.
1:40 Monty grew up in St. Louis and he and his wife, Lesa, were childhood sweethearts.
2:20 Character and integrity were very important to Monty's father, who led with moral leadership, however, Monty did not grow up going to church or having a relationship with the Lord. His journey to Jesus began by being perplexed over how his children responded to attending church with his wife—significantly different from losing a bet and having to attend when he was younger.
6:48 Monty worked in corporate America for about 25 years, holding positions from sales leadership to operations leadership.
7:31 In 2014, Monty and Lesa began exploring churches closer to their home in the Roswell area and found Fellowship online.
10:13 Monty's role as Business Administrator ensures that the tithes and offerings being invested in Fellowship go towards building Kingdom advancement which directly relates to our mission statement of making disciples of Jesus.
11:32 Monty shares his excitement for how his ministry is progressing and moving forward despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
13:04 Monty's prayer request is for wisdom, discernment, and protection over his family.
As CFO/Business Administrator I provide organizational leadership and oversight over the Administration Ministry here at Fellowship, which includes Financial Administration, Facilities/Operations, Information Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Policy.
The Administration Ministry is focused on Stewardship of the staff, of the campus, and of our Finances. What I am most excited about right now is the significant progress that we are making in Ministry Advancement related to each of these areas. We are preparing now for what God has for Fellowship in 2021 and beyond.
As we come to the close of 2020, know that you are investing now for the future of Fellowship Bible Church and the mission God has given us! Please visit our website at fellowshiproswell.org/give to learn more about the many ways that you may give to advance our mission.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (ESV)
FellowshipKids is collecting new toys for children ages 3-10 years-old. The toys will go to North Fulton Community Charities' Family Christmas Project. They have not been receiving as many donations from businesses and schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic's reduction in the number of toy drives taking place. We are excited to join NFCC and serve our neighbors through this project! Toys can be dropped off at the FellowshipKids Guest Check-in desk in Lobby 150 on Sundays through December 6 from 8:30am-12:30pm.
Student Ministry is collecting new and gently used coats for SafeHouse Outreach in Atlanta. Coats will be given to homeless men and women. They will collect coats at the Student Center during their Sunday morning gatherings through December 6.
Women's Ministry is collecting new and gently used coats for Out of Darkness in Atlanta. Out of Darkness rescues men and women from the sex trade industry. Coats may be dropped off at Connection Point by the Main Lobby on Sundays through December 6 from 8:30am-12:30pm.
The Advent Season is just around the corner and we want to help your family celebrate! So, we have put together for you the FellowshipKids TO GO Advent Box.
When you open the box, your family will find age-appropriate supplies (early childhood or elementary) for your children to interact with a lesson about the Christmas Season. They can work on the lesson individually or with you. You can use the FellowshipKids Treehouse video curriculum or just learn the lesson together yourselves.
With Advent starting on November 29, we wanted to provide you with a bunch of fun activities including Advent wreath instructions with candles to use, Advent Bingo, and other surprises to help you and your family focus on the reason for the season.
Please register for your family's personalized box by clicking on the button below. The pickup date and instructions are included in the registration form.