ARYA DARMAPUTRA is our Director of Outreach & Planning
KEVIN HINES is our Director of Stewardship & Strategy
Watch our discussion on Christian stewardship with Dominic Steele of The Pastor's Heart.
Read FIVE SPIRITUAL LESSONS IN ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGING TIMES an article published in Anglican Media and the Southern Cross magazine.
To witness church communities grow and expand the Kingdom of God with their members supporting them by living out godly stewardship.
To equip his people for works of service (Eph. 4:12).
Kevin Hines has been actively serving in church lay leadership roles for over 20 years and is currently a church warden at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbelltown. He is a certified financial adviser working for a prominent financial services firm in Sydney. Kevin has extensive experience in budgeting, investments, taxation, corporate and trust planning and strategies. He has created budgeting tools for churches and financial literacy workshops specifically for church members.
Arya Darmaputra has been serving as the Honorary Treasurer of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbelltown since 2013. Arya has been actively serving in numerous churches since his youth. He has extensive experience in business development within financial services in Australia, and assisting small enterprises in Indonesia with business plans and micro-credit proposals. Arya has successfully led campaigns and strategies to build members’ awareness towards resourcing the church.
We have a common goal in seeing churches in Australia to grow in size and maturity in Jesus Christ. Both of us love using our God-given talents to help Christians grow in their faith and commitment to Christ and inspire them to fuel the growth of their local church through godly stewardship.
Our partnership began in 2016 when Kevin Hines served in Parish Council and Arya served as the Honorary Treasurer of St. Peter’s Anglican Church Campbelltown. Our council at the time had a desire to see our church grow in its ministry and impact. By analysing our offertory, we discovered that our members’ giving in proportion to the area’s income was less than generous.
We both planned and led a strategy to increase the resourcing of our church by encouraging the generosity of members.
Within 18 months:
We setup Matt621 Pty Ltd in 2018 as we are confident that other churches will benefit from our experience and the systems and tools that we have developed. Our company name is inspired by the verse where Jesus teaches about treasuring things that have eternal value. Our trading name Thesauros is the Greek word for “treasure” in that verse.
When should I use your services?
Your members will always benefit from our financial literacy workshops. Our workshops can be tailored as part of a church retreat/outing or as a standalone session. They can be tailored to meet the needs of certain demographics (senior, mature, young adults, families and youth) if required.
However if you would like to achieve a more holistic culture of stewardship, we recommend the THESAUROS Pathway which is aimed at a stewardship ministry strategy that engages with your church leadership, small group leaders and your membership at large.
We can also advise churches when they embark on fund-raising endeavours or when they need advice on communication strategies to encourage generosity. Churches also consult with us when they see a growth in membership, but offertory growing at a slower pace.
If you or your church treasurer need an easy-to-use budgeting tool, we can design one especially for you. Our budgeting tool allows for “what-if” projections to work out how different scenarios will impact your cash flow and bottom line.
How much will it cost me?
Your initial consultation over the phone or by video conference technology is free of charge. At this meeting we will gather as much information as possible from you for us to investigate and recommend solutions.
Our THESAUROS Pathway is packaged to provide you the key building blocks in establishing a culture of stewardshp in your church within 12 months, then enriching it in the following years. The cost for the first year is $1,200+GST and the following years is $1,000+GST every year.
We are confident that this is a small investment compared to the growth of giving to your church that will come about as a result, and more importantly the growth in discipleship of your members.
Pricing for our other products are available upon request.
What is your track record?
In 2016 our Parish Council had a desire to see our church’s grow in its ministry and impact. By analysing our offertory we discovered that our members’ giving in proportion to the area’s income was less than generous. We both planned and led a strategy to increase the resourcing of our church by encouraging the generosity of our members. It started out as a trial-and-error project, but using Kevin’s expertise in financial/budget management and Arya’s talent in communication and marketing we have developed strategies and systems in place that ensure our members are aware, engaged, and encouraged to be as generous as possible towards the work of the gospel through church and our mission partners.
In 18 months:
We are confident the systems and tools that we have developed can be replicated in other churches, obviously tailored to your unique situation.
We, Arya Darmaputra and Kevin Hines, directors of Matt621 Pty Ltd (ABN 25 629 593 924) known as Thesauros Consulting (‘the company’) acknowledge that we need to walk the walk as we talk the talk in equipping churches and Christians in stewardship.
In doing this, we commit our own families’ finances and the finances of Thesauros Consulting to God’s Kingdom, for Christ’s glory and his purposes.
Practically this means:
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