Biblical Stewardship 


What does Biblical stewardship look like?  What should our lifestyle look like at home and on the job?  Have you ever met anyone who took his/her business or money to the grave?

What should our attitudes be towards our treasures?

   For a Christian to fully understand God’s design for stewardship, he must be wholly committed to God and His work.  Knowing God is the starting point of obedience to Him.  It will be impossible to honor God with every possession you have if you are not living a life of daily commitment to Him.

   The Bible says, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?” (Luke 16:10-12).   A steward of God will never deal dishonestly or use his skills to deceive another.  God will bless you as you prove faithful with whatever He has already entrusted to you.  Keep in mind that all that we have, is just a loan to assist in building up the kingdom of God.

   God requires that you work diligently, using your skills, time, energy, means, family and influence.  It matters not where you work, your habits will reflect your Christianity, so make sure that it gives glory back to Him.  If you truly believe that everything you have has been entrusted to you by God, then you will not live to feed your luxuries and personal desires.  Instead, your lifestyle will be one of modesty and responsibility.  Remember that we are to be storing up treasures in heaven.  1 Peter 4:10-11 says, “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever.” Amen.

   A steward believes that what he has is all God’s and so it becomes easy to readily help those in need because this is what Jesus would have done.  How differently would we live our lives if we were convinced that Jesus would return in one year?  Remember, that it all belongs to God who gave it and will require an account of how we managed it.  We are supposed to be our brother’s keeper. –

Anthony Burrows, Stewardship Director, South Bahamas Conference.




1 - 3: ATCU Mental Health Summit, Nassau
5: Youth Church: (Joint AY) Agape Feast-H.D. Colburn Gym
6: Mission Transform 242: Missing Youth (local church AY and Children takes program to home of a missing youth /member)
6: Joint AY Social
6: Day of Prayer and Fasting
7: Youth Council SBC Conference
11-18: Big City Youth Evangelism: Jesus in Jeans, Tallahassee Florida Pathfinder Band Trip
12 – 14: Solutions to Obstacle Adventist Retreat /S.O.A.R (for all Local Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses, Interested Persons)
13: Friends of Hope Day
13: Education Evangelism
13: IAD Youth Spiritual Commitment (Virtual Training
13 -20: Education Evangelism
14: Women’s Ministries Operation Jabez
18 - 21: Mission Transform: Inagua (Local AY travel to Family Islands)
18 - 21: Local Pathfinder Club Camps
19 - 21: Ministerial Retreat (Grand Bahama)
22: 8 Weeks to Wellness Fun Run Walk
25: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
27: Local Church Bible Connection Experience (Semi-Finals)
27: VBS Workshop 2019 JAMII KINGDOM (Vacation Bible School Leaders & Personnel)
28: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
29: 8 Weeks to Wellness Graduation



2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, March 31 – April 6, 2019 is: Blessing on the Children – Our Boys.


Please note that Sabbath School supplies are available, and we are asking churches to bring their accounts up to date. Thank you for your continued support. --Mrs. Tania Nomafo, Assistant ABNC Manager.



ASI Fair:  The ASI Fair will be held on Sunday March 31, 2019 from 11a.m - 5p.m at Windsor Park. To be a vendor at this event, please contact Elder Ian Greene, ASI President at 556-0492 or Ms. Shandera Smith, Executive Secretary at 428-4251. Registration is ongoing.



The Sabbath School Lower Division Teachers Workshop scheduled for Sunday March 31st has been rescheduled. Please watch here for the revised date. --Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.



Thank you to the persons who attended the Easy Worship Software Training on Sunday March 24, 2019. Special thanks are also extended to Pastor Lee Burrows and Elder John Garcia for the great contribution made to the training session. 

Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Communications Director.



Bahamas Academy is accepting applications for the following positions:

Grades 7 – 9:  Mathematics, Technical Drawing, General Science, English Literature, English Language, Social Studies

Grades 10 – 12:  Accounts, Commerce, Biology, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry

Applicants should possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in the subject area and have a Teacher’s Certificate. Teaching experience would be an asset.

Applications can be emailed to  or sent to the following address:

The Office of Education 
South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
P. O. Box N-356
Nassau Bahamas

 Anthony Burrows, Education Director.



The second sitting for Bahamas Academy’s entrance exam will be held on Thursday April 11, 2019. Students seeking entry into grades 1-6 should report to the examination room from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and students seeking entry for grades 7-10 should report to the examination room from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the school located on #73 Marshall Rd. Applications are available at the school or online at

School Administration.     


At Bahamas Academy, the month of March will be our Anti-bullying Campaign. We will have a special Chapel on Wednesday March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. and culminate the month with a Color Run on Sunday March 31, 2019 @ 6:30 a.m. Leaving from the school grounds on Marshall Road to the Golden Gates Shopping Center and returning to the school grounds. We are inviting everyone to show your support  for our school and the Anti-bullying events planned for the month of March.

Nadia Rodriquez Bueno, Bahamas Academy, Special Services.



Let’s Talk Radical Recovery - Rise Above Divorce In Confidence & Love.
 A 10-week program to provide support for healing and transformation for women who are separated, divorced, or going through a divorce. Wholeness, healing, strength, and courage are waiting for you.
 For further information on registration WhatsApp 824-1564 or email



Mind Body Connection Seminar Monday April 1, 2019 - The Health Ministries Department of our conference will be hosting a Public Health Lecture at 7pm at Hillview Church. Topics for discussion include: Suicide prevention and Symptoms of Depression. All are invited. For further information, please call 323-0610/341-4021 or

I Want to Live Healthy Seminar Wednesday April 3, 2019 - The Health Ministries Department of The Atlantic Caribbean Union will be hosting a training session for the “I Want to Live Healthy” tool on at the ATCU headquarters, Gladstone Road. Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All health leaders, pastors, departmental directors, and Adventist Health Professional are invited. RSVP or further information please call 323-0610/341-5153 or


Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director.



Adventist Men & Boys Meet & Greet:  On Sunday, April 7, 2019 all men are invited to a breakfast Meet and Greet at 6a.m. at the South Bahamas Conference Camp Grounds “BAMIVOCA” under the theme: “Men United in Christ”. Plans will also be discussed for the department.

Men’s Benefit Concert:  A Men’s Concert will be held on March 31st at the Hillview Church at 7:30p.m. You are asked to bring a love offering which will be used to assist with the medical expenses of our brother in Christ, Sam Markland of the Grants Town Church. Artists will include: The Adventist Men’s Choral, Grants Town Church Choirs, Colyn Major, Teacher’s Truth, among others. Come and show your support.

Men’s Chorale: Young men and boys 14 and over are welcomed to join the Adventist Men's Chorale. Please enquire about practice times with your local Men’s Ministries leader.

Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Coordinator.



 “WE” (Women Empowerment) - at a glance:

March, 2019

29-31 Hillview Women’s Ministries “God’s Daughters Embrace” Long Island Weekend Retreat

30 – Bethany’s Women’s Ministries “Walking with Jesus” AY Program 5:30p.m Bethany Church

30 - “God in Shoes” - Zone 1 Community Outreach Geriatric Hospital at 4-6p.m

Upcoming events

  • Eleuthera Women’s Weekend – May 3 & 4
  • South Andros Women’s Weekend – June 7 & 8 - Details to follow.

Save the Date!  Under the theme, “In Christ”, the Turks & Caicos Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s Retreat. This amazing retreat will convene at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in Turks & Caicos on November 1-3, 2019 with guest speaker, Janice Johnson-Browne. Kindly see your local leader for further details. Please also note that the registration deadline is August 31, 2019.

Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.



S.O.A.R (Solutions to Obstacles Adventist Retreat) April 12-14, 2019.

As the Seventh-day Adventist church continues to find new ways to minister to a changing world, it is important for its leaders to come aside and evaluate how effective our methods are with regard to fulfilling the gospel commission. To this end, the Ministerial Department of South Bahamas Conference will host a special training program for all Church Leaders April 12-14, 2019 at the National Training Agency on Gladstone Road. This gathering is designed to give all attendees the opportunity to participate in relevant workshops, share in meaningful discussions, and receive specific training in specific areas of service to the church. Special guest presenter for the plenary sessions will be Dr. Gordon Jones. For more information, see the conference website or call 242-341-4021.

Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, Ministerial Director.


Public Affairs & Religious Liberty (PARL)

Are You A Student With An Exam Scheduled For A Sabbath?

   At times members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church face unique challenges with regard to Sabbath observance. This week we will highlight a challenge that affects students who attend institutions that occasionally scheduled exams on a Saturday. As we approach the end of the school year, the Public Affairs & Religious Liberty (PARL) Department of our Conference will be providing letters for students who anticipate having to sit an examination on the Sabbath.

  Because this situation has happened in the past, we need to be proactive. Let’s not wait for the eleventh hour to address this matter anymore. It is advisable that all students enquire about the days your exams will be held, and if any of them fall on a Sabbath, please call the Conference office and ask to speak with Mrs. Tanya Miller so that a letter can be provided for you to take to your institution of learning. Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, the PARL Director for our Conference is in the process of setting up meetings to speak with the relevant persons at Schools and Institutions of Higher Learning to resolve this problem. Next week there will be an update on what is being done to assist members who are facing issues with having to work on Sabbath.

From: Public Affairs & Religious Liberty Department.


1. The Day of Prayer and Fasting will be on April 6, 2019. As far as possible all churches are to be involved.
2. Our first joint prayer meeting for 2019 will be held at the Johnson Park Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday April 7th. All members are invited to join as we spend time in prayer.

Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Prayer Ministries Coordinator.


Sabbath School teachers training will be held on March 29 & 30, 2019, 6p.m-8p.m & 4p.m -7p.m respectively at the Grants Town Church.  All adult unit teachers are expected to be present and on time. The newly elected Sabbath School Director for ATCU, Mrs. Jennifer Kerr will be in attendance. Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Sabbath School Director.



Georgia-Cumberland Academy Camerata Visits:  On April 16 – 24, 2019 this group from one of our Adventist institutions in Georgia will be travelling to Nassau for a mission trip. They will also be ministering through music during this time.

 General Meeting:  The SBC Music Committee would like to meet with all local church Music Coordinators, Chorale Directors and Musicians on Sabbath April 7th. @ 4:30 p.m. at the Hillview Church.

Annette Dorsett, Music Coordinator.


South Bahamas Conference Pathfinder Camporee Thursday June 27- Sunday June 30, 2019.  TYPE OF CAMPOREE: Disciplinary Skills.  VENUE: Bahamas Youth Camp.   THEME: “TIME TO STAND” (#TTS).   THEME CHARACTER: Book of Esther.  THEME TEXT: Esther 4:14.   This Camporee is a spring board to the Atlantic Caribbean Union Camporee for 2020.  REGISTER WITH YOUR LOCAL PATHFINDER CLUB DIRECTOR!!!!!!         

  • Agape Feast - April 5, 2019 – 8:00pm.  A joint youth communion vesper service will be held at the former Bahamas Academy on Wulff Road under the theme: Forgiven.     Color Code: Red

Sabbath April 6, 2019 - 5:30pm until

The focus will be on missing youth or AY will be taken to home of missing youth or member.

Dress Code - Global Youth Blue T-shirts                                  


  • Sunday April 7, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 9a.m
  • Venue: La Senda de La Vida Old Bahamas Academy Grounds (New Yellow Building at rear). This meeting is for all Pathfinder Directors & AY Leaders.  Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director
Philadelphia Church BUS DRIVER NEEDED

The Philadelphia Church is requesting qualified applicants for the position of church bus driver. Interested persons are invited to email Elder Kirk Smith at

Annette Dorsett, Church Clerk.

South Andros & Mangrove Cay District

Adventist Homecoming 2019:  April 19th -22nd
Guest Speaker: Elder Earl Thomas, Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church
Guest Choir: New Providence Church Sanctuary Choir

Features include: an old-fashioned singspiration, joint worship service, tour of historical sites, grand concert, fun day and fishing trip. Plan to be there. 

Pastor Kareem Black, District Pastor


The Adventist Burial Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday April 1st, 2019 at 6:30 p.m at the Grants Town Church Annex. Members are encouraged to become financial and persons wishing to join the society are invited to attend ---

R. Henry Moncur.

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