Stewardship is a complete lifestyle, and therefore not just about raising money to repair a roof or the organ. It is a life of total accountability and responsibility, acknowledging God as Creator and Owner of all. Stewards, as disciples of Jesus Christ, see themselves as caretakers of all God’s gifts. This includes our gifts of earth and creation, our liturgy, our lives, our time, talents and treasure.
Gratitude for these gifts is expressed through prayer, worship, action and offering, and by eagerly sharing these gifts out of our love of God and in justice with one another.
Stewardship is “what I do, with all that I have, after I say, I believe.
Diocesan Stewardship Prayer Almighty God,
We thank you for creating us: You provide all that we need.
Pour out Your Spirit upon us and empower us to be
good stewards of your creation.
Show us a new vision for Your Body,
in which love and care
are central to Your work.
Guide us to share what You have so generously given.
Enable us to extend the work of Your Church in the world.
Challenge and encourage us to give joyously of what we have received.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,