“Stewardship” is one of those churchy words meaning essentially the celebration, management, and care of all the gifts God has given us: gospel, ourselves, our time, our talent, creation, money, and our possessions.
Trinity has an active stewardship committee working year round to provide resources, options, advice, etc. Many members give financially via electronic means. These arrangements are made in the Church Office. Many members also have offering envelopes sent to them on a monthly basis. Trinity normally receives giving commitments from its members on an annual basis, as a reminder of one’s responsibility. We expect all members to financially support our congregations’ ministries with a proportion of their income and to be growing givers.
The key to understanding stewardship to recognize that it is not about fundraising. It‘s about people who are dedicated followers of Christ. They have a deep, deep relationship with Christ. They are willing to put in the time to help others understand stewardship. They are the people who are leaders who have a responsibility for a ministry in the church and each ministry is part of stewardship. To be a steward means that you will get involved with your time, resources and talent. Every Sunday in worship, an appreciation and expectation of generosity is integrated into the gospel message. Listen for it. The key to making disciples of Christ becomes real when you hear it. Being a good steward also means to be fiscally responsible. Walk the path to good stewardship by stepping out in faith and as it becomes real to you, you will grow in Christ.