“God’s call to connect people to God through Jesus Christ inspires our vision: To proclaim God’s love for the world as revealed by and through Jesus Christ, rooted in the Anglican Tradition, to witness to His love, and to serve Him in our daily living.”
The fulfillment of this vision includes God’s call to live as good stewards. At St. John’s, this requires the ability to well manage material resources, people and programs, ranging from mortar to ministries.
As we focus on the Stewardship of our mission, may we recommit our time, talent and treasure to fulfilling God’s mission through our lives. In renewing our commitment to God’s mission at St. John’s, we are entering a new season of grace. The new season of sharing discovered by the early church shows us the type of community of believers God is calling St. John’s to become, as well.
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.” – Acts 4:32-35
Let us give back to God from the abundance he has given us!
For worthy devotionals about Stewardship please visit: http://www.worthydevotions.com/christian/stewardship
Stewardship is about fostering a caring community of belonging, participation, transformation, and meaningful service. All of this happens only with faithful fiscal stewardship.
What is Stewardship?
A steward is a person who manages the affairs of a household or estate for the owner. In the Christian sense of the word, a steward is the manager of the affairs of God on earth. Everything we have and hold dear spiritually and physically are given to us by God: time, health, relationships, talents, property, the environment, and the saving gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s not how much we have, but what we do with what we have been given, that is most important. The ways in which we use these gifts entrusted to us by God are a reflection of the priorities by which we live in our life.
Ministry, outreach and fellowship activities touch and transform each of us in our own unique walk with Christ and help us carry His bright light into our community.
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” – I Peter 4:10
Although fall is the time of year our church normally focuses on stewardship, God’s call to give a portion of our time, talent and treasure carries into everything we do throughout the year. Periodically taking time as a community to discuss stewardship gives us the opportunity to:
Reflect on the mission of our church and how our support has enabled the activities, which fulfill that mission.
Stewardship means maintaining a strong foundation for our parish to continue providing the loving and nurturing ministries that hold a special place in our hearts. It also means moving forward to welcome new challenges and opportunities.
To arrange automatic and/or recurring stewardship offerings, contact the church office.