Working Definition of Christian Stewardship
Christian stewardship is grateful and responsible
use of God's gifts in the light of God's purpose as revealed in
Jesus Christ. Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit,
commit themselves to conscious, purposeful decisions.
is lived out in:
and telling the Good News;
God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in
an interdependent universe;
employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships;
the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice,
for future generations, sharing in the life, worship, and responsible
stewardship of the Church and of its mission
Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship
is a joyful act for the sake of God's world.
This definition comes from the Standing Rules of
the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. The Episcopal Church is a founding
member of this group and remains active in its continuing work.
You can find out more about ESC at their website, www.stewardshipresources.org.
Stewardship has also been
What I do, with all that I have, after I say, "I
Using the gifts God has given us, to do the work God is calling
us to do.