According to the SDA Encyclopedia, to the Christian, stewardship means “man’s responsibility for, and use of, everything entrusted to him by God-life, physical being, time, talents, and abilities, mental possessions, opportunities to be of service to others, and his knowledge of the truth”.
Stewardship is not just about tithe and offering.
Stewardship is about recognizing that we possess some things, own nothing, and owe everything to God. We are God's stewards, entrusted by Him with these things and we are responsible to Him for their proper use. We acknowledge God's ownership by faithful service to Him and our fellow men, and by returning tithes and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and the support and growth of His church. Stewardship is a privilege given to us by God for nurture in love and the victory over selfishness and covetousness. The steward rejoices in the blessings that come to others as a result of his faithfulness. Faithful stewardship of God’s resources promises a personal blessing, a blessing to others, and a blessing to the Church.
(Gen. 1:26-28; 2:15; 1 Chron. 29:14; Haggai 1:3-11; Mal. 3:8-12; 1 Cor. 9:9-14; Matt. 23:23; 1 Cor. 10:31, Col. 3:17)
Our mission is to acknowledge God’s ownership by facilitating and encouraging proper stewardship of all the things God has entrusted us with – our bodies, abilities and talents, time and opportunities, money and other material possessions, and the earth and its resources.
Our goal is to promote a more balanced approach to the principles of stewardship.
We will operate as a resource for the church – working with members and taking direction from ministry leaders and department heads to provide assistance wherever needed.