WHAT IS CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP?

Christian stewardship is ... everything we think, say and do after we say "I believe" 
Christian Stewardship is how we invest God's 'stuff' for God's mission in God's world.

Stewardship is ...

  • How we spend our time
  • How we care for our body and make healthy choices
  • Our priorities around money
  • How we choose to employ our talents and gifts
  • How we manage our relationships
  • How we care for the environment
  • How we practice our faith

We are called as individuals and as congregations and communities into God’s mission. We participate by giving the gifts that God has entrusted to us. These gifts are everything that we have: our time, our talents and skills, and our treasure or physical resources. Christian stewardship includes all aspects of our lives. It is about our personal, work, and family life. It is about the good management of donations, including those made to our church. It is about our congregational and denominational life, which flows from our individual and collective desire to be part of God’s mission for the world.

Being stewards and encouraging of Christian stewardship is a ministry and formation process that requires support, education, and spiritual practice over time. We are called as individuals and as congregations and communities into God’s mission. We participate by giving the gifts that God has entrusted to us. These gifts are everything that we have - our time, our talents and skills, and our treasure or physical resources.

Being stewards and encouraging ALL ASPECTS of Christian stewardship is a critical role for all members of The United Church of Canada and, in particular, the congregational leadership. It is a ministry and formation process that requires support, education and spiritual practice over time.


WHAT IS CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP?

SEE ALSO:
  • Creating a Culture of Gratitude - here »
  • Whole Life Stewardship - here »