What is stewardship?
Stewardship is how we use the gifts that God has given us–gifts of time and talent and treasure. What we do with those gifts reflects our deepest values. Spirituality is reflected not only in prayer and worship, but also in the way we spend our time and our money.
As we grow in faith, we grow in gratitude for all that God has given us, and we grow in our desire to share our gifts with others. As church members, we share our gifts by ministering to others and by making a financial commitment or pledge to the work of the church. The Episcopal Church’s goal for pledging is the biblical tithe of 10%. Some members of Christ the King tithe, while others are making progress toward that goal. Here are some steps along the way:
1. Become a First Fruits Giver
Whenever you receive money, give thanks by giving something back to God. Don’t worry about how much. Just do this FIRST, before all of your other spending.
2. Become a Percentage Giver
No matter how large or small, decide what percent of your income you want to give to God and begin doing it through your financial pledge to Christ the King.
3. Increase as You Are Able
Pray often. Talk it over with God so that God can help you decide when to take risks and when to play it safe. Trust in God’s abundant grace – God will provide for your needs.
If you are interested in serving on the Stewardship Committee and helping with the annual pledge campaign, please speak to Laurel Sweeney or Ryan Basten.