Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church
Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate
Butte, MT
Stewardship Reflection

Stewardship Reflection

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 gifts:

  • the gift of your life

  • the gift of generosity

  • the gift of the mission to which God calls you

  • the gift of hope

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