2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV)
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
Stewardship is at the heart of who we are as people of faith. It’s about how we use what we have and who we are for the glory of God. It’s about gratitude to God for God’s gift of grace through Jesus Christ. It’s about giving: giving financially, as well as giving our time, our energy, our thoughts and ideas, our giftedness, our attitudes and our prayers for the work of God’s kingdom.
Time – Talent – Treasure
Practicing good stewardship
How can you learn and practice good Christian stewardship?
- Pray about your regular giving to God’s ministry and mission.
- Model the humility and generosity God calls you to on your path to discipleship.
- Take a Financial Planning and Budgeting Bible Study when offered at the church.
- Set up a schedule to eventually reach full tithing, or begin by tithing one week of every month.
- Give your time, talents and financial aid to support the mission.
- Make being a good steward a habit.
- Join the Stewardship Team.
“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”
“For years I thought donating my time to help at church was sufficient to be a good steward. Until I was laid-off. Everyone at First United Methodist Church Winter Park was there to help me. It was the most difficult time of my family’s life. I knew that when I could I would be more consistent tithing and work my way to a monthly pledge. The day I was able to commit financially was the day I truly felt connected. A day that I knew I was helping the overall mission of the church.” – J.