Theology of Stewardship
Overview of Stewardship
Stewardship is a way of life. For Christians who follow in the way of the Lord Jesus, stewardship is an expression of discipleship. When we recognize that God is the origin of all life, the giver of everything that we have and are, the source of our freedom and giftedness, the healthy person responds by thanking God through prayer, by serving God and God's people through ministry, by sharing our financial resources with those in need. Stewardship is a way of life based upon conversion of heart.
Why conversion? Because too often our hearts lack the vision and compassion that makes us true followers of Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament the prophet Ezekiel, speaking for God, makes this statement: "A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 36:26). Our God is a promise-maker; our God is a promise-keeper. When the Holy Spirit breaks into our lives, our hearts become prayerful, our ministry joyful, and our generosity extravagant.
Stewards, according to the pastoral letter Stewardship: A Disciple's Response,
A pdf version of the 10th anniversary edition of the orginal Bishops Pastoral letter -
"Stewardship a Disciples Response"
Pastoral Letter Summary:
Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Pt 4:10).
Here are a few articles and supports to help us understand Stewardship.