Christ himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Col. 1:17
The ongoing 2017 Stewardship Initiative focuses on bringing together the pieces of who we are as a congregation–Together in Faith, Together in Christ, and Together in Love.
What is stewardship? Simply stated, stewardship is using the gifts God has given us to do the things God calls us to do. Did you know that the Bible deals with our possessions in over 2,100 verses? Stewardship is discipleship — all we have, all we are, belongs to God. Spiritual benefits of being a good steward are a deepened trust in God; reordering of personal priorities; and experiencing God’s abundance in providing for your needs.
Giving is the result of understanding what it means to live a life of stewardship. It is essential because it involves putting God first in our lives.
In what ways can we put God first? One way is to spend time with God in a daily quiet time with him. Another way to put God first is to trust Him to take care of us. Trusting comes before giving. Sometimes it is easier to trust God for our eternal salvation than it is to trust Him to give us this day our daily bread. However, Christians know that if we trust in God and live according to his will, he will take care of all our needs.