What is Christian Stewardship?

Stewardship is the way that we look at the world when we become a disciple of Jesus Christ. At its heart is the recognition that all we have and all that we are is a gift from God. 

We are on a journey and, as we come closer to God, we respond by living our discipleship in response to all that God has given us.

Stewardship is a way of life in which we recognise that we are stewards of all that God has given us; and that includes our time, our talents, our possessions and our money.

Stewardship is an active response to the words ‘I believe!’; or to put it another way stewardship is a part of our spirituality and a way of life in which we seek to use all that we have to continue the mission of sharing the good news of the God's Kingdom.

As a result:

  • we advance the mission of the church to proclaim God’s love in Christ:
  • we release resources for the relief of the poor:
  • we become more aware of our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation.

 The four key principles of Christian Stewardship

1.   Discipleship: How we handle money, wealth and possessions is a central part of our discipleship.

2.   Mission: Our giving of time, money and talents resources God's mission in the world.

3.   Generosity: Our generosity is one of the values that should mark us out as Christians.

4.   Lifestyle: Giving is from our whole income, not from what's left over.



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