Each year, the Church of the Nazarene's Stewardship Ministries invests in Christian education and religion students by awarding scholarships to up to five winners of a sermon contest.
"We recognize that understanding the blessing and communicating the discipline of generosity is an important skill for ministers to attain," said Mark Lail, Stewardship Ministries director. "We challenge ministry students to write and submit a stewardship sermon in the hopes that they will learn to teach the blessing of generosity to their congregations."
This year's submissions should be based on Philippians 4:10-20, explore tithing and sacrificial giving, relate to funding the mission of the Church of the Nazarene (to make Christlike disciples in the nations), and exemplify a Wesleyan-Holiness perspective. Full-time religion and Christian education students attending Nazarene colleges, universities, and seminaries in the USA and Canada are eligible to participate.
The submission deadline is April 9, 2018. Winners will be announced in May 2018. The $1,000 scholarship funds will be credited directly to each winner's student account balance.
For example sermons and additional instructions, click here.