Stewardship is a way of life, a life of accountability and responsibility acknowledging God as 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 caretakers of all God's gifts. Gratitude for these gifts is expressed in prayer, worship, offering and action by eagerly sharing our gifts out of our love for God and one another.

Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Stewardship is not just a program, or a method of fundraising, it is a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent, and treasure we have each 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 freely from God. When we offer our lives back to God in love, He blesses that generosity a hundredfold.

What Does Scripture say about stewardship?

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." – 1 Peter 4:10

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given you besides." – Matthew 6:33

"You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God." – Micah 6:8

Reflection Questions
  • What resources, talents, and abilities has God given me? Do I use them in service to others?
  • If I am to work to be an effective Christian steward, with the help of God's grace, what will it cost me in terms of personal sacrifice and hardship? Am I willing to do this?
  • How can I be of help to others in recognizing and using the gifts that they've been given?

A JOURNEY OF FAITH
We welcome you and your questions to this journey of faith, hope and love. We want you to see us not as experts in the field, but rather, as friends who offer themselves as companions for the journey. It is not necessary for you to rush headlong into this process. Take the time you need to articulate your needs and to explore the Church’s ability to respond to them. We are all pilgrims on this earth. We will travel together joyfully and arrive at the great end God has for us.

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light." – Gospel of Matthew 11:29-30