Each of us has been promoted to manage a “store” for God. It may seem we’ve started at the bottom, and our work insignificant, but God will bless us if we labor faithfully.
The word “steward” means “manager.” Christians define a “steward” as one who recognizes that God – the Owner of everything – employs men and women as His managers.
God wants us to put Him first (Exodus 20:3), and promises to provide for all our needs (Philippians 4:19). We make His interests ours… He makes our interests His. God knows where our choices will lead, and wants to help us make wise decisions. As we daily depend on Him, He makes our “yoke” easy and our “burden light”(Matthew 11:30).
Stewardship ministries also include the care for the members of the body, upkeep of church buildings and other administrative functions to ensure that the gospel message goes forward in a manner please to Christ. Stewardship ministries include:
- Elders, Deacons & Deaconesses
- Member Care
- Member Assistance
- Spiritual Gifts
- Ekklesia (Training)
- Facilities Management
- Administrative Support ( Church Clerk; Church Finance; Communications)