To better understand the term "stewardship," it may help to reflect on its various aspects and characteristics:
All of the teachings of stewardship come directly from the Gospels, the Old Testament and the letters of the New Testament. Stewardship is not a new fad, or environmental word. Stewardship is the way God has expected His people to live since the beginning of time.
In classical Greece, the word for stewardship was oeconomia (for steward, oeconomicus), meaning the person charged with the care of a household. It is the root word for “economics”.
The word “steward” appeared for the first time in English about a thousand years ago and its original written form was stigweard. Stig meant a domestic building of some sort and weard meant guard (root of the word... Read More
Building a Stewardship team: Not another Committee?!
There is some truth in the observation that “God so loved the world that he sent His Only Son ‐ He did not send a committee.” Although, it can be argued that the first thing His Only Son did was to form a committee (The Twelve Apostles). The Apostles were a vital part of the success of the mission of Jesus Christ. Despite their doubts and denial of Jesus, they were the first to eventually believe in Him and... Read More
"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).
What identifies a steward? Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.... Read More
Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God's gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbour.
~ Catholic Diocese of Witchita
Stewardship is a profound spirituality that enables us to live out our Christian discipleship to the full. It is a way of re-connecting what seems to be the 'ordinariness' of our daily... Read More
"The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian. Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent and treasure.
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