We believe that whole life stewardship is crucial to the walk of a disciple of Jesus. In our culture of abundance and materialism, we often take for granted this call on our lives. Below are some resources and books for the purpose of learning and growth regarding this important subject.
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Definition of Stewardship
A steward is a person who manages the owners resources according to the values of the owner.
Every person is a steward of God’s gifts (Gen. 1:28) as we walk in Christ and with others in community bearing the fruit of worship, formation, and mission.
Definition of Generosity
Generosity is the natural, voluntary, sacrificial, and joyful response to God’s love and grace expressed to us in the giving of His one and only Son to save us (Jn. 3:16).
5 Principles of Stewardship
1) God owns everything
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. – C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
2) Love is our Motivation
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
3) We have a responsibility
Col. 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for people.
1 Cor. 4:1-2 As servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
4) We will be accountable
Matthew 25:19-20 After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.
5) There is a reward
Matthew 25:21 Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!
Col. 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.