What is Stewardship?
There are two words that send the average congregation and common churchgoer into fear and panic, from the leadership and pastorate, that fears to offend or drive people away, to the church member who may be too far stretched in time and giving, and cannot give anymore, to the person who does not want to be convicted, lest he be forced to reach for the sacred will of his wallet or the exercise of His call. Yet, these two words are simple, and needed, because the church and the body of Christ could not function without them being proclaimed and exercised: These simple words are Stewardship and Evangelism.
How does Jesus want you to handle Money, Money, Money..Money? There are two ways in which a Christian may view his money--How much of my money shall I use for God? or How much of God's money shall I use for myself?
What does stewardship mean to you?
Looking to God and not to Self
Is Stewardship Important?
Are you giving what's right, or what's left?
Suggestions to better enable our financial giving
What is ours is not really to begin with?
Learning What It Means to Give "Cheerfully."
Is Tithing for Today?
Downloadable Stewardship Curriculum PDF Files
But, these words of Stewardship, sometimes referred to as tithing or Evangelism, and sometimes said of discipleship, do not need to be scary. Stewardship can be an act of love, and even fun! It can be a response to His love, which will give us much, much greater comfort than any plans or ideas on our part. Perhaps Christians want to give, but they do not know how. Maybe they just need to be told that all we have is not really ours to begin with. We are just temporary stewards of His treasures, time and talents. With such a view, we may see a pleasure in giving, and see the benefits as they help build the body of Christ.