Stewardship–Recognizing God’s Gifts and Giving Back In Gratitude

What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is a way of life, a life of accountability and responsibility acknowledging God, the creator and giver of all. Stewardship involves responsible management of our God given resources of time, talent, and treasure. Stewards as disciples of Jesus Christ see themselves as care takers of all God’s gifts. Gratitude for these gifts is expressed in prayer, worship, offering and action by eagerly sharing our gifts out of love for God and one another.

           Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Stewardship is not a program, or a method of fundraising. It is a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of time, talent, and treasure each of us has received.

Stewardship is a path to holiness. It makes us more like Christ who came not to be served, but to serve. It is a grateful awareness that all we have and all we are comes from God. When we offer our lives back to God in love, He blesses that generosity a thousand fold.

Deacon John