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We are to grow grateful generous stewards of God’s gifts in our changing church, community and world.
The Board of Stewardship would like to introduce you to our theme for our stewardship emphasis. Our focus for this fall and for the rest of the year is to:
To kick off our new emphasis, and to guide us in our prayers, thoughts, and actions related to stewardship at Prince of Peace, we developed the above Vision Statement. We are going to work together with you, our congregation, to unpack how we grow faithful stewards, how we steward God’s gifts, and develop a deeper understanding of how our various ministries impact our church, our community and our world. The following texts will serve as a guide and provide a basis for our Stewardship emphasis for this fall.
They are to do good, be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation, for the future, so that they may take hold of a life that really is life. 1Timothy 6:18-19
For you know the generous acts of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor so that by his poverty you might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9.
This is not about trendy or socially cool things to do like “Giving Tuesday,” the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” or quick crowdfunding responses to personal needs or natural disasters. While these are good and noble things, they do not fully represent what we are called to do as disciples of Jesus Christ. More importantly, as followers of Jesus, we are called to practice faithful generosity at a deeper level. In Galatians, Paul reminds us that, generosity as both virtue and practice “marries attitude to action.” (Galatians 5:6)
Our goal for this fall and beyond is to use worship, prayer, scripture, and reflection to help us channel our time, talents, and treasures into Living Generously. This year’s theme not only kicks off a new way to look at stewardship, but also sets the stage for making stewardship everything we do after we say, “I Believe.”