You may have heard stewardship defined as “everything I do after I say that I believe.” This definition illustrates the depth of true Christian stewardship, which is first and foremost a matter of faith.

In the Gospels, an amazing one out of ten verses (288 in all) deals with the subject of money and possessions. Jesus said more about money than about heaven and hell combined. The message that we hear about the connection between giftedness, generosity, and sustainability and faith has eternal consequences.

Christian stewards know who they are and whose they are, as well as what God wants them to do. Christian stewardship, when reduced to its least common denominator, is the generous management of God’s gift of life, time, and creation. The only valid response to what God has done and continues to do for us is a stewardship of life itself, serving and ministering in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Week 1 A Matter of Life and Death Stewards recognize there’s more at stake than managing money. Consequences of our work are eternal.
Practice: God at the Center
Week 2 Generosity Cultivating generosity as a spiritual gift (Gal. 5:22) is a mark of discipleship.
Practice: Turning Outward
Week 3 Giftedness Examine the wide range of gifts we have including; time, creation, abilities, relationships.
Practice: Service Opportunities
Week 4 My Vocation Vocation, faith, and work are connected when we listen for God and express obedience.
Practice: God in Daily Routines

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