Stewardship and generosity aren’t just about tithing or money; at their core, they’re about the worship and praise of God and serving God through our life and vocation.
The beginning of stewardship is found in Genesis 1:1. God is the creator and owner of all things. God is the creator of humankind, and humans are made in the likeness of God. Our call is to live life in God’s image. We’re given the command to be the manager and the steward of the world. We’re given this authority because we’re under the authority of God.
Regardless of your particular pursuits or vocation, your treasure is what you think about, what you go after, what you would like to attain. It’s where your heart is. God asks us to give God our hearts, our lives, our time, our talents and our possessions. We are then responsible for the resources that God gives us. How we handle those resources reflects our true values and beliefs.
Stewardship means making wise decisions with all the resources God has given us. Our giving reveals our desire to interact with God. Our gifts are expressions of thanks to a generous and gracious God.
FaithWorks parish campaign: raising funds for ministries that help people in our communities and around the world
Stewardship education: helping parishes to encourage a greater commitment to sharing gifts of time, talent and treasure
Legacy giving: helping parishes to foster planned gifts
Growing Healthy Stewards: a year-round stewardship education program for parishes