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COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
What is Stewardship?
At Community Presbyterian Church, we believe that stewardship is a vital part of Christian living and worship. We know that often people think stewardship is all about money and we would like to provide a better understanding of the truths about stewardship.
We believe that it is the church's responsibility to educate and equip the followers of Jesus Christ to become good stewards, faithfully growing in gratitude, acknowledging the many blessings we receive daily from God.
As we receive the Word of God through worship, scriptures, and witness, stewardship becomes an issue of faith development expressed through generosity and commitment toward continuing Christ’s work in the world.
As faithful disciples, we are called to care for and manage all that God has given us by sharing our time, our talents, and our treasures.
Sharing our time is a truly wondrous part of stewardship. As we take time from our daily busy schedules to do good works for God, we receive a lesson in caring, loving, and kindness. It is through those lessons that we get a fuller understanding; it truly is better to give than it is to receive.
God entrust each of us with multiple talents and abilities to be used for God's purposes. Talents may be natural or developed interest. As we come to understand stewardship, we are challenged to look inward, to acknowledge our own skills and talents, and apply those things to our daily life for the glory of God.
"To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away." (Matthew 25:15) NRSV
Sharing our treasures is a subject often talked about in the Holy Bible, with an emphasis on being cheerful in doing so. As we approach this section of stewardship we must first realize that our treasures are more than our money.