Annual Report

January 2015

Dear Friends,

For the past 32 years, Stewards Ministries has remained steadfast in its goals of supporting Brethren assemblies and Brethren-related ministries throughout North America.  Since the 1982 sale of the three Stewards Ministries - Plymouth Brethren-affiliated acute care hospitals, the invested funds have paid out much more than financial dividends.  They are the dividends of souls saved and lives changed, not just in North America, but around the world.

We praise God that Brethren ministries continued to receive substantial financial benefit from Stewards Ministries in spite of the current economic conditions.  Stewards Ministries’ gifting for fiscal year 2013/2014 continued to individuals and ministries in the following categories:

  • Assembly Services  

  • Assembly Educational Institutions

  • Youth Ministries

  • Evangelism and Discipling

  • Relief Work

  • Military and Hospital Chaplaincies

  • Missions and Prison Works

  • Retired Workers and Widows

  • Commended Workers

  • Scholarships

  • Foreign Missions

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Stewards Ministries distributed over $1.4 Million Dollars to these worthy assembly causes and individuals.  We are delighted to note that assemblies were strengthened, believers encouraged, workers supported, evangelism promoted and ministries sustained through these gifts. Put another way, the funds invested by Stewards Ministries have prayerfully been reinvested in the Kingdom of God.

It is no secret that Stewards Ministries has provided support to organizations such as Emmaus Bible College, ECS Ministries, Believers Stewardship Services and Assembly Care Ministries, as well as many individual assemblies and workers.  Lesser known is Stewards Ministries’ support of assembly commended chaplains in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force.  Likewise, assembly camps, retirement homes, recovery ministries and assembly Bible schools and church leadership projects in Canada, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy, Romania, Madagascar, Myanmar, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and Zambia have all received funding from Stewards Ministries.  Well known or less known, the number and diversity of gift recipients represents an amazing testimony of God’s wonderful provision and we are grateful to be faithful stewards of the resources committed to us.

Committed to the work of Christ through Brethren assemblies and related ministries, we would be grateful to know of others within our number that might also benefit from resources available through Stewards Ministries.  Guidelines for this process are on our website (www.stewardsministries.com).

We also encourage you to explore our website.  Learn about our history, doctrine, giving guidelines and our board of directors.  There is also a special section devoted to our Military Chaplaincy ministry.  We would encourage you to learn more about our assembly commended chaplains who are serving God and their country in these difficult times.

Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement.  All of our board members are committed to using these precious resources for the benefit of Brethren assemblies, ministries and commended workers.  Continue to pray with us that God would multiply our “talents.”  Freely we have been given, freely we give.

To God be the glory,

Kenneth W. Murray, Chairman

William K. Coyle, Jr., President