The mission of the Department of Stewardship is to emphasize the lordship of Jesus Christ, to enhance the integration of the gospel into the Christian lifestyle, to encourage faithful stewardship, and to facilitate the individual, corporate and leadership dimensions of stewardship as partnership with God.
Our aim is to educate you towards a holistic understanding of Biblical stewardship and provide you with affordable and practical stewardship resources.
What Is Stewardship?
Stewardship is the lifestyle of the one who accepts Christ’s Lordship in their life and walks in partnership with God, acting as His agent in managing His affairs on earth.
Stewardship has rich and complex Biblical foundations. It was in Eden that humanity first became stewards by acting as God’s agents on earth. God established Adam and Eve as co-rulers with Him over the earth when He asked them to care for His creation (Gen. 1:26-28).
When sin entered the world, it distorted God’s creation and separated mankind from God, shattering this shared governance. Earth became sin’s domain, and it was only through Jesus that God was able to restore this divine-human relationship.
Today, stewardship is grounded upon recognising our dependence on God in every aspect of life, and His sovereignty as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and Owner of the Earth. Yet God is also dependent upon humanity. He has chosen to depend upon His believers as the ultimate demonstration of His power and character to the world. He trusts humanity with a complete partnership in union with Him.
Thus, stewardship carries over into every area of the life of an individual or church. It provides the foundation and motivation for ministry and witness. Living in partnership with God shapes the priorities and focus, and as believers grow in this partnership, the Holy Spirit guides them to provide financial support for the church as the Body of Christ.