What is stewardship?
Stewardship is growing, developing, advancing, and building the gifts
with which God has blessed us. Stewardship is not conserving,
holding, protecting, and preserving.
God invites you; God calls you to be a good steward of these amazing
God encourages you to begin growing, developing, advancing, and
building these remarkable gifts.
When you develop a theology of stewardship as growing, developing,
advancing, and building, you live in the confidence that:
the love of God is renewing
the power of God is astonishing
the grace of God is amazing
the purpose of God is moving
the hope of God overcomes all.
People who live with this assurance and vision have a sincerely and
deeply felt, biblical understanding that stewardship is growing the
gifts of life, generosity, mission, faith, and hope.
Stewardship is the wise investment of these amazing gifts.
Source: Giving and
Stewardship in an Effective Church
Kennon L. Callahan