If you are looking for copies of the handouts from the Oct. 2, 2010 Stewardship conference, they are on our Workshop Downloads page.
It is the Church's responsibility to help people grow in stewardship understanding and response and to give them opportunities to express their stewardship convictions.
Sound theology of stewardship acknowledges that all we have is a gift from God - our lives, the world in which we live and even our financial resources and assets which have been earned using our time and talents are gifts from our Creator.
We, in turn, are born to be givers of love, life and support. It stands to reason that if what we have been given originates with God, then what we give should also result in the glorification of God. Yes, we have been given the gift of giving.
As Christians we are introduced to the process of death and rebirth through Jesus Christ, the model steward. We find that the Lordship of Christ has physical consequences and that we look at the events in our lives through different eyes. This process is part of our stewardship and it requires the changing of our focus so that we may give in love and joy. The transformation of our lives in Christ has a direct relationship to what we have owned and saved as well as what we earn.
"Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." MATT.6:19 -21
You can reach the Diocesan Stewardship group at [ [email protected] ]
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