21. Stewardship

21. Stewardship

We are God’s stewards, entrusted by Him with time and opportunities,

abilities and possessions, and the blessings of the earth and its resources.

We are responsible to Him for their proper use. We acknowledge God’s

ownership by faithful service to Him and our fellow human beings, and by

returning tithe and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and

the support and growth of His church. Stewardship is a privilege given to

us by God for nurture in love and the victory over selfishness and

covetousness. Stewards rejoice in the blessings that come to others as a

result of their faithfulness. (Gen 1:26-28; 2:15; 1 Chron 29:14; Haggai

1:3-11; Mal 3:8-12; Matt 23:23; Rom 15:26, 27; 1 Cor 9:9-14; 2 Cor

8:1-15; 9:7.)